Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) has confirmed it plans to add an additional two 787-9s to its fleet on lease.
The two aircraft will enter its fleet in Q2 2017 and will be used to extend its long-haul network.
NAS confirmed on Thursday (August 27) that the aircraft will be leased through its asset company Arctic Aviation Assets.
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “In order to make our long-haul operation even more competitive, we are dependent on more brand new cost-efficient aircraft.
The carrier plans to take its fleet of 787s from its current number of eight aircraft to 19 by 2018.