VIDEO: Norwegian’s first Gatwick-based 787-9 Dreamliner assembled in four minutes

Dreamliner assembled in four minutes
Dreamliner assembled in four minutes

Low-cost airline Norwegian’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took off from Gatwick for the first time yesterday (Wednesday March 2) where the aircraft will be used to serve the UK’s only direct low-cost flights to the US.

This larger Dreamliner departed Gatwick for the first time yesterday afternoon on the UK’s only direct flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The new aircraft has a seating capacity of 344 seats in two classes – 35 in Premium, 309 in Economy and will service routes from Gatwick including low-cost flights to New York, Los Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale.

This Boeing 787-9 will be the workhorse of Norwegian’s pioneering low-cost long-haul flights from Gatwick as the airline continues to expand in the UK.

The aircraft is 20 feet (six metres) longer than the 787-8 Dreamliner that Norwegian already operates.

The 787-9 Dreamliner will fly more passengers and cargo farther with the same exceptional environmental performance using 20 per cent less fuel and emitting 20 per cent fewer emissions than other long-haul aircraft.

Norwegian has released a record number of seats for holiday-seeking Brits looking to jet away this summer to the US - 425,000 seats are now available on Norwegian’s direct flights between the UK and US.

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