Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch its long-haul services with Airbus A340s to make up for delivery delays of its Boeing 787s.
The Scandinavian carrier will wet-lease two A340-300s from Portuguese leasing specialist Hi Fly to begin its planned services to New York and Bangkok in late spring and early summer. The initial Oslo-New York JFK is scheduled for May 30, with Oslo-Bangkok following June 23.
Boeing had warned Norwegian last month that the first two 787s, due for delivery in April and June from lessor ILFC, might be delayed.
The A340s were previously used by Singapore Airlines and Emirates.