Norwegian receives first Airbus A320neo (rented by HK Express)

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On 9 December 2016, Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA) (Norwgian Air Shuttle subsidiary) received the first Airbus A320neo. This is the first of a 70 order of A320neo aircraft, which was placed by the Norwegian Group.

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Airbus A320neo HK Express

At the same time, this is the first one A320neo of the 12 rented by the low-cost operator HK Express, Hong Kong. The aircraft arrived in the Chinese carrier fleet on 12 December 2016. Incorporated B-LCL (MSN 7209), the aircraft is configured to carry up to 188 passengers.

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In the near future, Norwegian will become Airbus aircraft operator. In addition to the 70 A320neo aircraft, the Norwegian carrier also ordered 30 units Airbus A321LR (Long Range). 8 of these will be received in 2019, following the other 22 by A321LR to reach the Norwegian fleet during the 2020-2021 period.

Airbus A320neo-HK Express-1
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The new A321LR medium-courier aircraft has a longer range of flight compared to A320neo, being even more fuel efficient. It will be configured in a class with 220 seats. Norwegian will use these aircraft on long-haul flights between destinations in Europe and the east coast of the United States, between Scandinavia and destinations in Asia, But and between destinations in South America and Europe.

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