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Norway’s Flyr to lease six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

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OSLO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Norway’s Flyr (FLYR.OL) airline has stated it could lease six Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX aircraft from Air Lease Corp (AL.N), with deliveries of the jets in the course of the first half of 2022.

There can also be an possibility for 4 extra aircraft with supply in 2023, the Oslo-based provider stated in a press release late on Tuesday.

The just lately shaped airline launched its first flights in June this 12 months, betting {that a} restoration in demand from the COVID-19 pandemic will assist it compete with established Nordic gamers SAS and Norwegian Air (NAS.OL).

Flyr will lease the MAX 8 model of the airplane, which has a most of 210 seats in accordance to Boeing’s web site.

The provider stated it goals to save gasoline prices through the use of the airplane and thus, additionally cut back its carbon footprint.

“On average, the Boeing 737-8 emits up to 14% less emissions than previous models,” Fly stated.

European regulators in January lifted a 22-month ban on flights of the Boeing 737 MAX after a design and pilot coaching overhaul within the wake of crashes that killed 346 individuals earlier.

Reporting by Terje Solsvik; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.

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