Norwegian Air’s new planes start flying from Stewart

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Norwegian’s Ben Franklin bird

STEWART AIRPORT – Norwegian Air’s first two 737 MAX jets took flight this past weekend on transatlantic routes from Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin to Stewart International Airport near Newburgh.
Norwegian will take delivery of six Boeing 737 Max aircraft in total this summer.
The airline announced that Benjamin Franklin will be the first American tailfin hero on one of their new jets.
Since its founding, Norwegian has honored iconic, historical figures on the tails of its aircraft. To commemorate Norwegian’s expansion in the United States, the airline will introduce a series of American icons over the next few months.
“We are proud to decorate our newest Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with Benjamin Franklin,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s chief commercial officer. ” Not only is he an American icon, but he was also a truly fresh air thinker and a pioneer for so many reasons. Norwegian has always been inspired by brave people who defy convention – and it Mr. Franklin.”