Norway’s Flyr to lease six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

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OSLO, Oct 13 (Businesshala) – Norway’s Flyer (FLYR.OL) airline has said it will lease six Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX aircraft from Air Lease Corp (AL.N) during the first half Jet planes will be delivered. of 2022.

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The Oslo-based carrier said in a statement late Tuesday, there is an option of four more aircraft with deliveries in 2023.

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The recently formed airline launched its first flights in June this year, betting that an improvement in demand from the COVID-19 pandemic will help it compete with established Nordic players SAS and Norwegian Air (NAS.OL) .

Flyer will lease the Max 8 version of the plane, which has a maximum of 210 seats, according to Boeing’s website.

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The carrier said it aims to save on fuel costs by using the aircraft and, thus, reducing its carbon footprint as well.

“On average, the Boeing 737-8 emits 14% less than previous models,” Fly said.

European regulators in January lifted a 22-month ban on Boeing 737 MAX flights following a design and pilot training overhaul that previously killed 346 people.

Reporting by Terje Solsvik; Ramakrishnan M.

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