Low cost carrier Norwegian is to operate a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on selected flights from Gatwick to Oslo next month.

The new generation twin-jet will be deployed on the route on Mondays and Fridays between July 4 and August 4.

The 787 will also replace Boeing 737s on routes from Oslo to Alicante, Malaga, Nice and Barcelona.

The announcement comes ahead of Europe’s third largest budget carrier receiving its first Dreamliner at the end of June.

It will operate on the Selected European routes before entering into long haul service.

The airline said: “Customers that have already booked tickets on these flights will receive information from Norwegian on e-mail about the Dreamliner replacing the Boeing 737.

“Many more seats will be available for sale on these flights, making it possible to be among the first to experience the Dreamliner.”

Norwegian currently has eight 787s on order, three of which are due to be delivered this year, four in 2014 and one in 2015.

The carrier has signed an agreement to lease two Airbus A340-300 long-haul aircraft that will be used on intercontinental flights until the Dreamliners enter service.