Articles tagged “norwegian air”

Rebuffed British Airways Parent Still Interested in Buying Norwegian Air

Rebuffed British Airways Parent Still Interested in Buying Norwegian Air

Bloomberg, Benjamin Katz

A lot of airline company CEOs are boring. Not International Airlines Group chief Willie Walsh. He tells it like it is, as does Alex Cruz, who leads British Airways, a member of the group.

2 weeks ago

Norwegian Air Takes Steps to Ease Its Strained Finances

Norwegian Air Takes Steps to Ease Its Strained Finances

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Suddenly all the low-cost carrier stars of yesterday, like Interjet and Jetstar, seem to be under strain. Norwegian Air will sell five jets. It expects the transaction to bolster its liquidity by $62 million. It will use proceeds to repay debt.

2 weeks ago

Air Canada Struggles With How to Fill Planes in Winter

Air Canada Struggles With How to Fill Planes in Winter

Brian Sumers, Skift

Air Canada has built a successful business flying customers between North America and Europe during the summer. But much of that business dries up the rest of the year. Now, Air Canada wants to find a way to produce more revenue in winter. Can it succeed?

2 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Missed our last Skift Call? This podcast has you covered. Tune in to hear from our aviation experts about why low-cost airlines and long-haul travel are not the perfect mix for profitability.

1 month ago

Norwegian Air Is Reportedly on the Hunt for Its Next CEO

Norwegian Air Is Reportedly on the Hunt for Its Next CEO

Anna Molin, Bloomberg

Sixteen years after launching Norwegian Air, 72-year-old Bjorn Kjos sounds like he's getting ready to hand over the reins. Even if it he sticks around for a few more years, now is the time to start looking for his successor.

2 months ago

Onetime Disruptor Wow Air Is Ready for a Reinvention

Onetime Disruptor Wow Air Is Ready for a Reinvention

Brian Sumers, Skift

Wow Air is being squeezed from all sides. It will need to reinvent its business if it wants to survive. The good news is that the company's founder and CEO, Skúli Mogensen, is willing to take some risks.

2 months ago

Norwegian Cuts the Only Budget London-Singapore Flight

Norwegian Cuts the Only Budget London-Singapore Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Plenty of short budget flights remain popular among travelers, but the economics of low-cost long-haul are still tricky, and rising fuel prices don't help.

2 months ago

New Jets With Less Legroom Help Fight Climate Change

New Jets With Less Legroom Help Fight Climate Change

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

New airplanes with cramped seating provide the greatest fuel efficiency. That reduces the carbon they spew and how much they disrupt the climate. Norwegian Air’s fleet is the most fuel-efficient across the Atlantic, says a new survey.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air Is Jumping Into Argentina’s Economic Fray With $18 Plane Tickets

Norwegian Air Is Jumping Into Argentina’s Economic Fray With $18 Plane Tickets

Carolina Millan and Jorgelina do Rosario, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air is betting that its low-cost model can thrive amid Argentina's economic challenges. Will the long-term vision be enough to carry it through any short-term turbulence?

2 months ago

Norwegian Air’s Planned Flights to Brazil Face Potential Headwinds

Norwegian Air’s Planned Flights to Brazil Face Potential Headwinds

Christiana Sciaudone, Vinicius Andrade, and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

Consumers grumble about airlines charging a la carte fees for services that used to be included in the ticket price. But they tend to go ahead and patronize those airlines anyway. Brazil's proposed regulations may not reflect true consumer preference.

3 months ago

Norwegian Air to Rent a Superjumbo as It Sorts Out Rolls-Royce Engine Issues

Norwegian Air to Rent a Superjumbo as It Sorts Out Rolls-Royce Engine Issues

Brian Sumers, Skift

Norwegian is likely paying a lot more to a rent a gently-used Airbus A380 than it did for Wamos Air Boeing 747. But passengers hated the antiquated 747, and Norwegian took some criticism for flying it from New York to London. This is probably a better approach.

4 months ago

Why Norwegian Air Doesn’t Worry About Overtourism When It Chooses New Routes

Why Norwegian Air Doesn’t Worry About Overtourism When It Chooses New Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Norwegian Air CEO Bjorn Kjos doesn't care that some in Barcelona would prefer that the tourists stop coming. He can fill Boeing 787s at decent fares with Americans and Europeans who want to visit Spain. He has a business to run. Can we blame him for trying to maximize profits?

4 months ago