(Reuters) - Budget airline Norwegian Air
Norwegian Air, which is principally a short-haul discount carrier, is looking to buy more than 20 787-9 Dreamliner long-haul planes for delivery after 2018, Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos told the paper in an interview.
Reuters reported in April that a delay in receiving U.S. backing for its long-haul plans had forced Norwegian Air to suspend talks to buy the 20 Dreamliners.
The additional Dreamliners would accommodate the airline's growth plans until 2022, the Journal quoted Jos as saying.
Norwegian Air and Boeing could not immediately be reached for comment.
In the interview at London's Gatwick airport, the CEO told the Journal that Gatwick would be a key part of its plans, with the carrier hoping to tap into a large network of passengers on discount short-haul airlines for its transatlantic and Asian flights.
Norwegian Air is the third-biggest budget airline by passenger numbers in Europe, trailing Ryanair
(Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bangalore; Editing by Peter Galloway)