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Norwegian has announced it will be based in Barcelona again in 2023.
The airline will cover short-haul operations from El Prat and employ 800 staff for its seasonal base. Three hundred pilots and five hundred cabin crew are to be hired. It also plans to get more aircraft in its fleet, with the most recent order containing 50+ Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to be delivered between 2025 and 2028.
The CEO of Norwegian said: “The overall terms achieved are attractive for Norwegian, and the deal fits well with our long-term fleet strategy and route program. It will enable us to serve our customers with modern fuel-efficient aircraft with the latest technology, significantly reducing our carbon footprint. The deal will also strengthen the company’s equity considerably, further solidifying Norwegian’s financial position.”