Articles tagged “norwegian air”

Norwegian Air CEO Is More Worried About UK Passenger Taxes Than Brexit

Norwegian Air CEO Is More Worried About UK Passenger Taxes Than Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although Gatwick is strategically important for Norwegian, its multiple subsidiaries' model means that it should be largely immune, and might even benefit, if the pound continues to struggle.

4 weeks ago

AirAsia X CEO Takes to Twitter to Call Off Plans to Fly to Europe and California

AirAsia X CEO Takes to Twitter to Call Off Plans to Fly to Europe and California

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is probably a good business decision. Economy class fares from Asia to the United States and Europe are already low, because there's so much competition. The market probably doesn't need another entrant — at least for now. And who knows? Air Asia X might change its strategy at some point.

1 month ago

Why Scandinavia’s SAS Is Creating a New Airline With the Same Name in Ireland

Why Scandinavia’s SAS Is Creating a New Airline With the Same Name in Ireland

Brian Sumers, Skift

To the average flyer this makes little sense. Why would a Scandinavian airline build a new airline with the same name in Ireland? But many consumers expect to pay 30 or 35 Euros to fly from Copenhagen to London. If an airline is going to offer those prices, it needs to control costs.

1 month ago

Video: Norwegian Air CEO on Why He Does Not Fear Low-Cost Competition

Video: Norwegian Air CEO on Why He Does Not Fear Low-Cost Competition

Brian Sumers, Skift

Some legacy airlines are threatened by Norwegian, but most respect what CEO Bjorn Kjos is doing. They often say he's a worthy adversary.

2 months ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Norwegian Air CEO on Flying Cheap and Long-Haul

Skift Backstage Podcast: Norwegian Air CEO on Flying Cheap and Long-Haul

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear from the CEO who is changing the game for transatlantic air travel.

2 months ago

The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic

The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For economic reasons, the transatlantic aviation market has been a hotbed of innovation since the first direct flight almost 100 years ago. Building on the foundations set before, the new disrupters believe we are on the verge of a huge change. Will it last?

3 months ago

Norwegian Air to Debut London to Singapore Route With Discounted Airfares

Norwegian Air to Debut London to Singapore Route With Discounted Airfares

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The budget airline's expansion to Asia will be operated by Norwegian UK, a Gatwick-based subsidiary. Insiders hint that the low-cost carrier will use this subsidiary to open other routes in Asia, Africa, and South America.

3 months ago

Norwegian Air to Expand to Argentina With 10 Aircraft, Says CEO

Norwegian Air to Expand to Argentina With 10 Aircraft, Says CEO

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Bjørn Kjos, the founder and CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, said at Skift Forum Europe that his discount carrier plans to enter Argentina by year-end. We're hoping for $66 flights to and from the U.S.

4 months ago

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is Level a legitimate attempt by International Airlines Group to build a long-haul, low-cost carrier? Or is it a "fighting brand" designed to make Norwegian Air's expansion more challenging? Time will tell.

4 months ago

Travelers Love Norwegian Air’s Transatlantic Fares but Investors May Have Doubts

Travelers Love Norwegian Air’s Transatlantic Fares but Investors May Have Doubts

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air has a large and seemingly loyal customer base. But it has been growing quickly, and its new Boeing planes are expensive to buy and operate. Plus, legacy carriers could prove to be tough competitors. Investors have reasons to be wary.

4 months ago

Skift Forum Europe: Norwegian Air Hopes Its Low-Cost Revolution Is Just Beginning

Skift Forum Europe: Norwegian Air Hopes Its Low-Cost Revolution Is Just Beginning

Brian Sumers, Skift

When others said low-cost, long-haul air travel might not work, Norwegian Air CEO Bjørn Kjos thought differently. So far he has been right — Norwegian's long-haul flights are popular with passengers — but legacy carriers are starting to fight back. It'll be interesting to watch Norwegian battle with them over the coming years.

4 months ago

Expect Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airlines to Keep Growing, Trade Group Chief Says

Expect Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airlines to Keep Growing, Trade Group Chief Says

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

It's amazing it took this long for low-cost, long-haul airlines to reach critical mass. But IATA's Alexandre de Juniac is right. There's probably no stopping this trend now. People are demanding cheap international flights.

4 months ago