Norwegian Group CEO: ‘Norwegian is far better positioned for 2018’

    Norwegian Group CEO Bjørn Kjos stated (15-Feb-2018) “Norwegian is far better positioned for 2018, with stronger bookings, a growing network of intercontinental routes complementing our vast European network and not least, a better staffing situation”. In addition, Mr Kjos noted Norwegian’s “major global expansion” will peak in 2H2018, when 32 of 42 Boeing 787 aircraft will have been introduced into service. On FY2017 performance he said: “We are not at all satisfied with the 2017 results. However, the year was also characterised by global expansion driven by new routes, high load factors and continued fleet renewal”. The airline confirmed the following aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2018: two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft; 11 new 787-9 aircraft; 12 737 MAX aircraft; five A320neo aircraft which will be leased to HK Express.  [more – original PR]