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Norwegian sends in giant Dreamliner to rescue tourists trapped in Malaga

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner takes off from Malaga Airport on Tuesday morning.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner takes off from Malaga Airport on Tuesday morning. / ÑITO SALAS
  • The airline used the 344-seater plane to carry as many people as possible back to Norway

One plane stood out from the rest on the ground at Malaga Airport on Tuesday morning. The airline Norwegian sent in the biggest plane of its fleet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, in a bid to carry as many tourists from the Costa del Sol back to Norway in one trip.

"This is on top of the usual operations between Spain and Norway," explained the airline. The plane, normally used cover longer haul journeys is to be used in these exceptional circumstances for flights between Spain and Norway, both from the Costa del Sol and from Alicante.

The full flight from Malaga headed for Oslo where passengers would find special controls on arrival. From yesterday the government is only allowing Norwegian nationals or foreigners resident in Norway into the country.