Norwegian confirms order for 50 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft

Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX 8. Image: © Norwegian

European low-cost carrier, Norwegian has confirmed that is has ordered 50 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, with options for an additional 30.

The airline currently operates 2 Boeing 737 Max aircraft alongside 66 737-800[NG]s and also previously operated an additional 15 which were sold when Norwegian entered financial difficulty after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Norwegian also cancelled its previous orders for Airbus A320neo/A321neo airliners in 2021, when it filed for bankruptcy. It also sold its fleet of 787 Dreamliners and ceased long haul operations, along with cancelling a 96 strong order of 737 Max 8 and 9s.

Today’s order is worth an estimated $6bn in list prices and are scheduled for delivery from between 2025 and 2028.