Articles tagged “norwegian air”

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.

2 weeks ago

Norwegian Shifts Focus at London Gatwick to Focus on Long Haul

Norwegian Shifts Focus at London Gatwick to Focus on Long Haul

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's true that competition is tough in London, so it makes sense Norwegian is reducing its short-haul flights. But the trans-Atlantic sector is also hotly contested, and Norwegian may eventually find the same troubles on long-haul routes.

3 weeks ago

Norwegian Air is Selling Trans-Atlantic Flights From Small U.S. Airports for $65 One Way

Norwegian Air is Selling Trans-Atlantic Flights From Small U.S. Airports for $65 One Way

Brian Sumers, Skift

This will be a good test. There's no doubt people love low fares, and Norwegian Air will be using a cost-effective aircraft. But is there enough demand from smaller U.S. airports to sustain flights to Europe?

1 month ago

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Dan Peltier, Skift

U.S. airlines made executive changes and product upgrades last year to improve performance. But this data will only encourage the Big Three legacy carriers to redouble efforts with the Trump administration to curb foreign airline expansion and reopen Open Skies agreements.

1 month ago

Norwegian Air Has Picked New U.S. Bases But It’s Keeping Them a Secret

Norwegian Air Has Picked New U.S. Bases But It’s Keeping Them a Secret

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Norwegian's reinvention of transatlantic travel is just beginning.

1 month ago

Ryanair Will Set Aside Low-Cost American Dreams to Focus on Europe

Ryanair Will Set Aside Low-Cost American Dreams to Focus on Europe

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

You could argue that Norwegian has beaten Ryanair to the punch, but that would be discounting Ryanair's opportunities to take advantage of the stumbling of European carriers in its existing markets.

1 month ago

Eurowings Plans to Focus on Its Home Turf Before It Expands Its Long-Haul Operation

Eurowings Plans to Focus on Its Home Turf Before It Expands Its Long-Haul Operation

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lufthansa Group has been more insulated from low-cost competition than most of Europe's legacy airlines. That's quickly changing, and the company needs to get its plans in order. It must find a way to turn its Eurowings operation into a more nimble competitor with lower costs.

2 months ago

SAS Will Create an Irish Base as It Seeks to Counter Norwegian Air

SAS Will Create an Irish Base as It Seeks to Counter Norwegian Air

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Perhaps SAS had no choice but to copy Norwegian Air and set up an entity outside Scandinavia. But this move is probably at least three years too late. SAS will be playing catch-up to a bunch of other airlines, many of which still will have far lower cost than it will.

2 months ago

Why Norwegian Air’s Argentinian Move Makes Sense

Why Norwegian Air’s Argentinian Move Makes Sense

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With so many new aircraft coming onboard, Norwegian was always going to have to cast its eyes further afield for new destinations. Air fares between Europe and South America tend to be on the pricey side, so Argentina is a sensible place to start shaking things up.

2 months ago

British Airways’ Parent IAG Plans New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flights from Barcelona

British Airways’ Parent IAG Plans New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flights from Barcelona

Brian Sumers, Skift

International Airlines Group likely has no choice but to try to take on Norwegian in London, Barcelona and elsewhere. The company likely learned its lesson from Ryanair and EasyJet.

3 months ago

Significance of Norwegian Air’s Recent DOT Victory Is Overstated

Significance of Norwegian Air’s Recent DOT Victory Is Overstated

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's nice that the DOT finally got around to approving Norwegian's Irish unit to fly to the United States. But this is not as big of a game-changer as some have suggested. Norwegian was going to grow in the United States and offer low fares on transatlantic flights, regardless of whether this happened.

4 months ago

Norwegian Air Considers Next Steps After U.S. Clears Trans-Atlantic Expansion

Norwegian Air Considers Next Steps After U.S. Clears Trans-Atlantic Expansion

Hanna Hoikkala and Nicholas Brautlecht , Bloomberg

Some of the recent stories on Norwegian Air a little misleading. The company, through its Norway-based airline, already had the right to fly any route it wanted between the United States and the EU. But this new approval should give Norwegian more flexibility in how it runs its business, and should lead to more flights and lower fares.

4 months ago