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Articles tagged “norwegian air”

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.

2 days 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.

3 days ago

DOT Approval of More Norwegian Air Flights Opens Door for Cheaper Transatlantic Travel

DOT Approval of More Norwegian Air Flights Opens Door for Cheaper Transatlantic Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

Politics is a funny game. There was little doubt the government would approve Norwegian's application — it had no legitimate basis to deny it — but the DOT still waited years before finally getting around to it. That was probably not fair to Norwegian, but the airline will survive.

6 days ago

Norwegian Air Has Its Best Quarterly Results Ever

Norwegian Air Has Its Best Quarterly Results Ever

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Norwegian continues to succeed where other airlines had failed before. It's fuel-efficient fleet and strong cost controls mean that it is making low-cost long-haul flying a reality.

2 months ago

Delta Has Big Concerns About Low-Cost Trans-Atlantic Competition

Delta Has Big Concerns About Low-Cost Trans-Atlantic Competition

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta is generally considered the most fiscally sound of the U.S big three, and that likely won't change soon. But Delta, like its competitors, needs to come up with a cohesive strategy on how to challenge the discount airlines beginning to move into the trans-Atlantic market.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air Will Hire U.S. Pilots After Accusations of Flouting Labor Standards

Norwegian Air Will Hire U.S. Pilots After Accusations of Flouting Labor Standards

Brian Sumers, Skift

Considering how tight the labor supply is, and how much U.S. pilot unions dislike Norwegian Air, it will be interesting to see how many applications the airline receives. Then again, pilots love flying big modern jets, and the Boeing 787 is about as good as it gets.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air CEO Interview: Regulators and Airlines Are Afraid of Us

Norwegian Air CEO Interview: Regulators and Airlines Are Afraid of Us

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many U.S. airlines and their employee unions are concerned about Norwegian's rapid growth — and for good reason. With its low cost, long-haul model, Norwegian is a threat to legacy airlines.

2 months ago

Boeing 737s Rarely Fly Trans-Atlantic — But That’s About to Change

Boeing 737s Rarely Fly Trans-Atlantic — But That’s About to Change

Richard Weiss, Andrea Rothman and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Keep in mind the Boeing 737 and Airbus A321 essentially will be niche aircraft for trans-Atlantic flights. Neither has the range to fly much beyond the shortest long-haul routes.

3 months ago

In Norwegian Air Spat, European Union will Request Formal Arbitration

In Norwegian Air Spat, European Union will Request Formal Arbitration

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airlines may not like it, but there's a good chance Norwegian will win in arbitration.

4 months ago

Norwegian Air Is Dealt a Setback on U.S. Flights by the DOT

Norwegian Air Is Dealt a Setback on U.S. Flights by the DOT

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Norwegian Air saga has taken another unusual turn. But fear not, travelers. The airline will keep flying between the U.S. and Europe, and the airline will continue offering low fares.

5 months ago

Virgin Atlantic CEO Already Sees Low-Cost Norwegian Air Hurting U.S. Fares

Virgin Atlantic CEO Already Sees Low-Cost Norwegian Air Hurting U.S. Fares

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The transatlantic route has long been one of the world's most profitable ones. Then Norwegian Air came it and is upsetting long-held assumptions.

6 months ago

Ryanair’s CEO Worries About Terror ‘Cloud’ Over on Europe’s Airlines

Ryanair’s CEO Worries About Terror ‘Cloud’ Over on Europe’s Airlines

Manus Cranny and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Europe, as well as labor strikes, are clouding the European carrier's business.

8 months ago