Norwegian intends to wet-lease out the Airbus A320neos it receives next year and is "highly likely" to do the same with those delivered in 2017, the airline's head of investor relations has disclosed.

Tore Ostby said yesterday during a results briefing that Norwegian could executive this plan via its "leasing company in Ireland".

The carrier has a Dublin-based leasing subsidiary branded as Arctic Aviation Assets.

Flightglobal's Ascend Fleets database shows that Norwegian will take delivery of its first four A320neos in 2016 and a further six in 2017. A further seven will be delivered in 2018.

The airline is considering using the Boeing 737 Max it has ordered for transatlantic services, chief executive Bjorn Kjos revealed during the same briefing.

He says the aircraft has the "range to cover smaller cities, to cover Atlantic cities on the East Coast", adding that it is "highly likely we will utilise some of the aircraft" for this purpose.

Source: Cirium Dashboard