Norse Atlantic Airways will lease more Dreamliners.  This time B787-9 from BOC Aviation

Norse Atlantic Airways will lease more Dreamliners. This time B787-9 from BOC Aviation

The aircraft lease agreement covers a period of 16 years for each aircraft, and the airline expects to receive the aircraft as early as December 2021. The latest decision increases Norse’s fleet to a total of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners: three B787-8s and 12 B787s. -sec 9. With this transaction, the carrier continues its strategy of making transatlantic travel accessible to everyone, using a single fleet of modern, fuel-efficient and greener aircraft and through competitive leasing structures and simple. The remaining nine Dreamliners will be leased from AerCap.

“We are delighted to welcome Norse as a new customer as we support the airline’s plans to serve the low-cost intercontinental market with the environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner. We look forward to building this new relationship with Norse and working with the airline on future fleet requirements. This transaction is also a confirmation of BOC Aviation’s strong ability to deploy aircraft in the business cycle, said Robert Martin, Managing Director and CEO of BOC Aviation.

– We are delighted to be able to expand our business relationship with caliber lessor BOC Aviation as we build our fleet and continue to build and prepare our organization for travel. We look forward to welcoming customers from both sides of the Atlantic aboard these modern aircraft as soon as demand for transatlantic travel increases, said Bjørn Tore Larsen, founder and CEO of Norse.

New Norse roots in Norwegian Air

The launch of Norse Atlantic Airways is planned in earnest in December 2021. Long-haul flights across the Atlantic Ocean will be operated by the Boeing B787 Dreamliner previously operated by … Norwegian Air, which at the beginning of the year announced a change in strategy focusing on short-haul routes, especially in the region of Scandinavia. .

The former CEO of the Nordic low-cost airline – Bjoern Kjos – is one of the three founders of Norse Atlantic Airways. His contribution to the new project is 15 percent. Bjoern Tore Larsen, who heads the OSM company, will contribute more, 53 percent. Bjoern Kise, on the other hand, will contribute 12 percent. The rest will be completed by interested small investors.

Norse Atlantic Airways will initially connect Paris with London and New York. The next stage of the offer includes cruises to the west coast of the United States, especially to Los Angeles. Later, long-haul flights to Asia should also follow. The first president of the new organization will be Espen Hoeiby, a former SAS pilot.