Norwegian takes delivery of first two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Norwegian Photo by Boeing

On June 29 Boeing and Norwegian celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first two 737 MAX 8s. Norwegian is the first European carrier to take delivery of the 737 MAX and will deploy the airplanes on transatlantic flights between northern Europe and the east coast of the United States.

Norwegian is the sixth largest low-cost carrier in the world and currently operates a fleet of more than 100 Next-Generation 737-800s and over a dozen 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners. The Oslo-headquartered carrier also has unfilled orders for 108 737 MAX 8s and 19 787-9s.

The new 737 MAX will take flight later this summer, and the six aircraft will operate 12 routes between the northeastern U.S. and Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Norway. Routes were launched in February with $65 one-way fares, including taxes. Fares on these new routes are currently available at for as low as $99 one-way, including taxes. The lowest fares to all of Norwegian’s destinations can be found by using the airline’s low fare calendar.

Norwegian MAX infographic Image by Norwegian

Norwegian will station four of the six new 737 MAX aircraft in the U.S. at its new bases at Stewart Airport (SWF) in New York and Providence’s T.F. Green Airport (PVD), Rhode Island. This will be Norwegian’s third and fourth U.S. bases; the airline currently has bases at New York-JFK (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL).

— Norwegian/Boeing