The single-aisle aircraft is more eco-friendly and produces 40 per cent less noise than 737-800s
Scandinavian low-cost airline Norwegian plans to enrich its fleet operating from London Gatwick with the new Boeing 737 MAX.
The carrier’s newest single-aisle aircraft, that will operate selected European routes, is said to be more environmentally friendly with lower carbon emissions. It produces 40 per cent less noise and consumes 40 per cent less fuel than its predecessor, the Boeing 737-800.
“We’re committed to flying our customers in the newest aircraft in the skies and the addition of the Boeing 737 MAX at our London Gatwick hub complements our existing young, modern and environmentally friendly fleet,” said Norwegian’s chief commercial officer, Thomas Ramdahl.
“Our 737 MAX aircraft are less than a year old and our passengers will be able to experience a high-quality service in new slimmer seats inside spacious cabins that are quieter for our passengers and the environment.”
Gatwick airport has welcomed the new aircraft as it fits their plan of becoming a less disturbing neighbour in the area.
“We are fully committed to reducing noise for our local communities and will continue to work closely with our airline partners to support the introduction of quieter aircraft at Gatwick,” said Gatwick airport’s head of airspace, Andy Sinclair.
Are you a London-based #avgeek or simply want to fly on our Boeing #737MAX? Now you can @Gatwick_Airport on selected #Nordic flights! Our newest aircraft reduces carbon & noise impact while you fly in brand new high-quality and quieter cabins #FlyNorwegian https://t.co/3dGkgZxo6H pic.twitter.com/pEhA6JCK1e
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“The launch of this new Norwegian aircraft is another positive step for those affected by noise around the airport, as we expect the proportion of quieter aircraft at Gatwick to increase over the coming years.”
Norwegian has ordered more than 100 Boeing 737 MAX and aims to use these aircraft to replace its older Boeing 737-800s as part of its fleet renewal plans.
Passengers on board the 737 MAX can either enjoy in-flight entertainment from their personal devices or Norwegian’s overhead video in-flight entertainment system. Norwegian plans to commence the rollout of in-flight wifi on the 737 MAX later this year.