Norwegian Cargo has successfully shipped 10 electric Buddy cars and six Buddy bikes from Oslo to Toronto which will be featured in an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster movie.
The low-cost airline’s cargo division transported the Norwegian brand of electric cars in the bellyhold of its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner from Oslo to New York where the cars were then trucked to Toronto for filming. Six electric bicycles were also shipped, combining the carrier’s widebody capacity and extensive long-haul network with its North American road feeder network. The shipment of Norwegian electric vehicles will feature in an upcoming Hollywood movie by Paramount Pictures called Downsizing starring Matt Damon. The movie is directed by Alexander Payne and is due to be released in late 2017.
Bjørn Erik Barman-Jenssen, Head of Norwegian Cargo said: “As the most environmentally friendly airline over the Atlantic, we’re proud to have flown the no-emission Buddy vehicles. To be entrusted with valuable shipments that will take a central role in a Hollywood movie is testament to the service Norwegian offers. As we continue expanding our network and widebody capacity with four new 787-9 Dreamliners coming into our fleet this year, forwarders and shippers can depend on Norwegian to deliver freight efficiently with care in mind.”
Norwegian now operates 38 direct long-haul routes using a fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners each offering 15-20 tonnes of freight capacity. A report by the International Council on Clean Transportation ranked Norwegian the most fuel efficient airline on transatlantic routes. Europe’s third largest low-cost airline recently commenced direct flights from Gatwick to Boston and will launch new flights from Gatwick to Oakland-San Francisco from 12 May. Later this year, Norwegian will start flights between Oslo and Las Vegas on 1 November.
Norwegian Cargo offers freight capacity to all destinations in Scandinavia and a range of European destinations in addition to Bangkok, New York, Orlando, Oakland, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale.