To build up excitement around its new routes to the US from the UK and Ireland, Norwegian shares its top picks of US East Coast… Read More »Norwegian Promotes US Destinations from UK and Ireland
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In case you missed the implications of NAI’s approval, or wondered why opponents made such a fuss over something which was already happening (Norwegian adding new routes to the U.S.), the stars have now aligned for the long-awaited partnership between two Irish airlines which will rock the transatlantic market.
[UPDATED: formal statement from ALPA was added below, as well as a reply from the USDOT.] Norwegian Air Service is hiring American pilots to support its… Read More »Will Hiring US Pilots Help Norwegian Leap Over Open Skies Hurdle? No. But This Might…
Norwegian says it expects to set British summer records with more than 1.3 million passengers on its 560 low-cost flights per week to America and on European routes.
The airline is now the third-largest carrier serving Gatwick and also flies out of Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
Boeing and Norwegian have signed the largest commercial services order in the aircraft manufacturer’s history at Farnborough today, with a new contract for GoldCare maintenance for the airline’s entire 737 MAX fleet and expanded coverage for the airline group’s 787 Dreamliner fleet.
Boeing’s GoldCare program is provides maintenance, engineering and parts support to customers, tailored to their operational needs.
During a special press briefing this Wednesday held the day before the formal opening of IATA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), Ireland’s airline industry leaders argued… Read More »IATA AGM: The Aviation Nation Paints Skies Kelly Green
The Airports Council International, Europe (ACI-Europe) reports that political delays in granting entry of Low-Cost Carriers on long-haul Transatlantic routes stifle growth opportunities at Europe’s regional airports.
The Norwegian Group isn’t complacent, or taking anything for granted, after progress with USDOT towards granting Open Skies access to the U.S. for Norwegian Air International, Ireland.
The decision by the USDOT has not been popular with the lobbying groups which have fought against recognising NAI as anything more than “a flag of convenience,” and Norwegian is tackling this resistance by disputing claims on poor labor terms and negative impact to U.S. airlines and the U.S. market.
On Friday, 15 April, the U.S. Department of transportation issued a proposed order granting Norwegian’s subsidiary, Norwegian Air International, permit to fly to the U.S..
While the permit still needs to be finalised, it would finally give Norwegian’s Ireland based division access to U.S. cities.
Norwegian has announced it would launch the first-ever service between Cork and Boston.
This morning’s announcement of codeshare plans between SAS and Etihad Airways has very interesting implications for the Northern European travel market, and for Europe’s aviation industry as a whole.