NORWAY, OSLO — Norway's low-cost specialist Norwegian is in talks with Airbus and Boeing to own a substantial part of its fleet, including leased capacity that is already secured for the summer season of 2023.

"Going forward, we would like to have a portion of the fleet, maybe even more than 50%, owned. We have continued the dialogue with Boeing and Airbus. We are definitely much closer to a solution on the plan going forward," 

said Norwegian's CEO Geir Karlsen on May 13 during the presentation of quarterly figures of its company.

Norwegian's fleet consists of mostly Boeing 737-800s jets alongside a growing number of newer generation 737 MAX jets and a few Airbus A320 family aircraft.

With the recent uptick in demand for air travel, the company foresees a solid financial structure to add more aircraft to owned company assets.

Karlsen also stated that Norwegian is in talks with Boeing and Airbus for potential new aircraft orders as the aircraft leasing market is tightening.