There's Plans Afoot for a 787-Only Airline
Just about a year ago we heard about Norwegian Air Shuttle and their plans for cheap flights between spots like Oslo and New York City. The airline has a whole bunch of 787s on order to get that flying done, and they'll likely be the cheapest transatlantic travel aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. However, it might technically be a separate airline carrying you across the Atlantic.
It looks like the carrier is creating sort of a subsidiary to be responsible for some of the longer flights. The new venture will be known as Norwegian Long Haul, but we’re not totally sure if that’s what they’ll be plastering along side of the fuselage. The new carrier—that’s not really a new carrier—will have a different operating certificate, but apparently might retain the usual branding.
The first 787s will be rolling into their hangar around April 2013, and shortly after that the Norwegian Long Haul birds will hit the skies with passengers. Again, we do know that they will likely be departing from spots like Oslo and Stockholm over to both Bangkok and New York City.
There’s still a lot of stuff to be determined and decided upon before you can book a ticket, so obviously there’s plenty of time for things to change. For now, we’ll just assume everything is just hunky-dory as we wait for cheaper 787 flights.
[Photo of the 787's little brother: Wikimedia]