Norwegian exits long-haul business

Low-cost cargo-carrying airline Norwegian has axed its long-haul network, making 1,100 people redundant at its Gatwick Airport base, reports the BBC. Its entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet has been grounded since March 2020. A further 1,000 jobs will be lost at its long-haul bases in France, Italy, Spain and the US. [+]

Norwegian cans transatlantic routes

Low-cost carrier Norwegian is to axe three of its transatlantic routes from Edinburgh Airport, opened in January 2017, by March 2019. It is also axing transatlantic services from Belfast. [+]

We feel undervalued, says Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle has rejected two bid offers from British Airways parent IAG. The latter already owns 4.6% of Norwegian, but is seeking a larger stake in the low-cost passenger and freight carrier. Norwegian said the it was undervalued. [+]

BA owner ‘may buy Norwegian’

British Airways owner IAG has bought a 4.61% stake in the carrier, which was intended to establish a position from which to initiate discussions with Norwegian, including the possibility of a full offer for Norwegian, it said. However, no such discussions had taken place to date. The loss-making airline’s long-haul ... [+]

Norwegian chooses UK handler

Low cost airline Norwegian has appointed dnata as its UK cargo handler at Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. dnata will also manage Norwegian’s regional handling and trucking requirements throughout the UK. Norwegian has introduced five new short-haul routes from Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh and two new long-haul routes from Gatwick ... [+]

Norwegian to carry Royal Mail

Low-cost airline Norwegian Cargo has signed a two year agreement with Royal Mail’s Gatwick Air Mail Unit to move airmail between the UK, Scandinavia and the US, ahead of an increase in capacity including daily flights to New York, four times a week flights to Los Angeles from Spring 2016 ... [+]

Jan de Rijk to truck for Norwegian

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Cargo has appointed Jan de Rijk Logistics to operate its delivery network to more than 50 airports around Europe. Shipments arriving in London from the US will now be transported daily to key European cargo gateways including Brussels, Amsterdam and Frankfurt in less than 48 hours after ... [+]

New carrier faces transatlantic hurdle

Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian could face an obstacle in its bid to develop transatlantic flights. US pilot groups and some US airlines have accused the carrier of 'social dumping' by incorporating an affiliate company in Ireland and recruiting and domiciling its pilots in Asia. The issue is currently being discussed ... [+]

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