On February 19, 2018, Norwegian took delivery of its one hundredth direct buy Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The milestone aircraft is the last of this type to join Norwegian’s fleet, as the low cost carrier is now awaiting more environmentally-friendly B737 MAX jets.

“Today’s delivery marks the end of an era for Norwegian. When we first introduced the Boeing 737-800 aircraft to our fleet ten years ago, we did so because it was a modern aircraft with a record of reliability, fuel efficiency and low operating costs,” said Bjørn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian. “Now, at the dawn of a new era, our fleet expansion will continue with more environmentally friendly aircraft as we prepare to take delivery of more than 100 Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft over the next few years.”

Norwegian originally ordered 42 737-800 in 2007 and leased 26 of these aircraft between 2008 and 2016. The airline has a total of 126 737-800 aircraft in its fleet.

In 2017, Norwegian took delivery of the first six Boeing 737-8 MAX jets, used to launch service between the Northeastern United States and six European destinations, primarily in Ireland. The delivery of additional 12 Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft is expected in 2018. The planes will be used to launch additional medium-haul routes throughout global network, the carrier claims. In total, Norwegian has 110 Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft on order.