Scandinavian operator Norwegian has provisionally agreed to lease another six Boeing 737 Max 8 twinjets, sourcing them from US firm Air Lease.

These will be additional to the three 737 Max aircraft – one of which has been delivered – that the carrier has already agreed to take from the lessor.

Norwegian says the aircraft will be delivered “shortly”, and “well before” the summer season. The airline had recently expressed concern that aircraft due to arrive from Boeing will be delayed.

The carriers is aiming to serve 114 destinations in its summer 2023 programme.

Chief executive Geir Karlsen says the 737 Max lease will “compensate” for the Boeing delivery delays this spring.

He says the Max “fits well” into the airline’s fleet strategy.

Norwegian states that finalising the Air Lease agreement is subject to meeting certain undisclosed conditions.

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Source: Norwegian

Norwegian is sourcing the Max jets from US lessor Air Lease