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Norwegian Air to upgrade B737 service to Dubai

Low cost carrier will offer flights from Stockholm on the Boeing 737-Max

Norwegian Air to upgrade B737 service to Dubai
Norweigan Boeing 737 Max 8 takes off from Edinburgh Airport

Scandinavian low cost carrier Norwegian Air will operate the new Boeing 737-Max on flights from Stockholm to Dubai from the first week of October.

The airline has ordered 100 of the upgraded version of Boeing’s narrow body aircraft and is due to take delivery of the first six this year, a Norwegian Air spokesperson told Arabian Business.

The spokesperson said for the first few months the airline would operate a combined service on the Stockholm to Dubai route, using the older B737-800 model as well.

It currently offers flights from Stockholm Alrlanda to Dubai International Airport for as little as $270.

The spokesperson added that the airline was exploring new routes across the rest of the Gulf as part of its broader international expansion strategy but that no firm decisions had been made.

Norwegian Air has already shaken up its home market by offering flights from European cities to the US East coast for as little as $65 one way.

It has come under attack from US carriers Delta, United and American Airlines for placing their own routes under threat, in the same way the three largest Gulf carriers have also been criticised.

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