Articles tagged “norwegian air”

Norwegian Air Wins Coveted London Heathrow Slots

Norwegian Air Wins Coveted London Heathrow Slots

Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

Norwegian may not seem like an obvious fit for Heathrow slots. But these things are valuable, and if an airline can get them without paying a fortune, it is going to want them. Now the big question: What will Norwegian do with its three flights per week?

3 months ago

Norwegian Air Scales Back Long-Haul Routes Citing Engine Problems

Norwegian Air Scales Back Long-Haul Routes Citing Engine Problems

Associated Press, Associated Press

Norwegian Air still appears to be in scale-back mode. The idea remains that reining in ambitions will allow the carrier to find a sustainable future.

3 months ago

Norwegian Air Just Might Have Found a Way to Save Itself

Norwegian Air Just Might Have Found a Way to Save Itself

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Well, well, well, who was expecting that? Not only did Norwegian beat stock market expectations on profitability, it announced details for its long-awaited joint venture and teased plans about a bold new direction.

4 months ago

Ryanair Cuts Growth Plans as Boeing 737 Max Crisis Drags On

Ryanair Cuts Growth Plans as Boeing 737 Max Crisis Drags On

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The Boeing crisis is one that was always going to affect airlines' balance sheets, but with Ryanair making contingency plans stretching into summer 2020, it's becoming clear just how deleterious this grounding might be to some carriers' bottom lines.

7 months ago

Did Lufthansa Group Overreact to Low-Cost, Long-Haul Threat?

Did Lufthansa Group Overreact to Low-Cost, Long-Haul Threat?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lufthansa Group was terrified it would repeat past mistakes, so it built an airline to compete with Norwegian Air and other low-cost, long-haul carriers. Now that airline, called Eurowings, is kaput, and Lufthansa can chalk up another mistake.

8 months ago

Norwegian Air Suffers as Credit Card Companies Hold Back Ticket Revenue

Norwegian Air Suffers as Credit Card Companies Hold Back Ticket Revenue

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

It isn't the best thing for Norwegian that credit card companies are holding back money. But it’s good for travelers. If Norwegian goes out of business — and we’re not saying it will — consumers may be able to get their money back.

10 months ago

Norwegian Air Retrenches as Boeing Grounding Thwarts Its Expansion Plans

Norwegian Air Retrenches as Boeing Grounding Thwarts Its Expansion Plans

Irene García Pérez and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Maybe this isn't the worst thing for Norwegian. The airline probably grew too quickly. Did it need to be flying Edinburgh to Stewart, New York? The Boeing 737 Max grounding could allow Norwegian to focus on larger markets, where 787s are appropriate.

11 months ago

Norwegian Air’s Problems Go Beyond Boeing 737 Max

Norwegian Air’s Problems Go Beyond Boeing 737 Max

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Norwegian may complain about Boeing's 737 Max, but the it's possible this grounding will be a good thing for the carrier. The discount airline has grown quickly, and it may not need all the airplanes it has ordered.

11 months ago

Norwegian Air Jet Stuck in Iran Returns Home

Norwegian Air Jet Stuck in Iran Returns Home

Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air's predicament was compounded by the U.S. government shutdown because that delayed working around U.S. sanctions on Iran.

12 months ago

Norwegian Air Caught in Bureaucratic Tangle After Emergency Landing In Iran

Norwegian Air Caught in Bureaucratic Tangle After Emergency Landing In Iran

Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg

Iran probably is not the best place to land a new U.S-made aircraft operated by a European airline. But sometimes you just need to get on the ground and deal with consequences later.

12 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

Brian Sumers, Skift

Customers like low-cost airlines, but no carriers so far have perfected the model for long-haul flights. It’s not clear they ever will.

1 year ago

Norwegian Air Will Base Some Top Executives in London

Norwegian Air Will Base Some Top Executives in London

Irene García Pérez and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Norwegian has been in some trouble lately, but this move is probably unrelated. It's easier to get top talent to London than suburban Oslo. It's likely as simple as that.

1 year ago