Articles tagged “norwegian”

Norwegian Air’s CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Its Financial Stability

Norwegian Air’s CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Its Financial Stability

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

While the Ryanair CEO's comments should be taken with a pinch of salt, there are plenty of others worried about whether Norwegian can continue with its aggressive expansion. We'll know for sure if and when the operating environment takes a turn for the worse.

4 days ago

Cruise Lines Will Favor Mexico and Western Caribbean in Hurricane Irma’s Wake

Cruise Lines Will Favor Mexico and Western Caribbean in Hurricane Irma’s Wake

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Tourism recovery in the eastern Caribbean will take an extended period. The cruise lines themselves won't suffer too much and the western Caribbean and Mexico should be the beneficiaries.

2 weeks ago

Norwegian Ship Is Escaping Irma at Sea on a Cruise to Who Knows Where

Norwegian Ship Is Escaping Irma at Sea on a Cruise to Who Knows Where

Nathan Crooks, Bloomberg

This kind of evacuation is not what Norwegian Cruise Line had in mind when it named a ship Norwegian Escape. But for thousands of passengers, spending an unknown amount of time in safe waters will be better than staying in the path of Hurricane Irma or scrambling to get out of Florida.

2 weeks 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.

5 months ago

Emirates President Calls Etihad Merger Rumors ‘Nonsense,’ Hints At His Own Exit

Emirates President Calls Etihad Merger Rumors ‘Nonsense,’ Hints At His Own Exit

Andrea Rothman , Bloomberg

The competition, on a variety of fronts, is catching up to Emirates. The cavalry -- in the form of a new airport that would give Emirates greater flexibility -- won't arrive for several years.

7 months ago

Norwegian Will Be First to Fly Boeing’s New Aircraft, Not Southwest

Norwegian Will Be First to Fly Boeing’s New Aircraft, Not Southwest

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest Airlines might technically be the launch customer, but Norwegian is going to get a ton of cheap publicity simply by flying the aircraft before anyone else. Isn’t that what being first is all about?

8 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Cuts Profit Forecast on Slumping Demand

Norwegian Cruise Line Cuts Profit Forecast on Slumping Demand

Crayton Harrison, Bloomberg

Slumping demand for Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, as well as discounting, took a chunk out of Norwegian Cruise Line's profit in the second quarter.

1 year ago

How 4 European Low-Cost Carriers Are Preparing for Their Own Brexit

How 4 European Low-Cost Carriers Are Preparing for Their Own Brexit

Brian Sumers, Skift

Despite all the sabre-rattling, it could be business as usual for Europe's low cost carriers even if the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

1 year ago

Norwegian Air Continues Push for More Long-Haul Routes

Norwegian Air Continues Push for More Long-Haul Routes

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

A new fleet and intercontinental routes are key to Norwegian's strategy against its low-cost European competitors.

1 year ago

Ryanair CEO on Terror Impact and Pact To Time Schedules With Norwegian for Long Haul

Ryanair CEO on Terror Impact and Pact To Time Schedules With Norwegian for Long Haul

Manus Cranny and Benjamin , Bloomberg

European airlines and their counterparts almost everywhere are bracing for a next terrorist attack and worry about the potential that demand won't bounce back as it usually does. Meanwhile, Ryanair believes coordinating its flights with long-haul carriers such as Norwegian will become a material part of its business.

1 year ago

Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Next Ship Is a Bet on Chinese Cruisers

Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Next Ship Is a Bet on Chinese Cruisers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Chinese consumers want to cruise in Asia, and cruise lines are jockeying to meet the demand. If the Asia experiment doesn't work out, lines can send their ships back to high-demand regions like the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

2 years ago

Norwegian Air Close to Deal With Ryanair to Feed Travelers Onto Long-Haul Flights

Norwegian Air Close to Deal With Ryanair to Feed Travelers Onto Long-Haul Flights

Stephen Treloar and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air is ramping up its U.S. routes even as it awaits U.S. approval of its foreign air carrier permit, which is stuck in political gridlock.

2 years ago