Articles tagged “norwegian”

Why Do Europe’s Airlines Keep Dying Off?

Why Do Europe’s Airlines Keep Dying Off?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Each airline failure, of course, includes a number of problems related to the specific business. In Europe, at least at the moment, many of the smaller players that found they could once eke out a living on the edge of the market are no longer able to do so.

2 weeks ago

Max Grounding Forces Norwegian to Abandon Irish Transatlantic Routes

Max Grounding Forces Norwegian to Abandon Irish Transatlantic Routes

Associated Press

The Max was key to making some of these routes work for Norwegian and with the aircraft still out of action it probably had little choice.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air’s Long-Serving CEO Departs as Airline Pushes for Higher Profits

Norwegian Air’s Long-Serving CEO Departs as Airline Pushes for Higher Profits

Patrick Whyte, Skift

After 17 years, Bjorn Kjos is out as CEO. He is staying on as an advisor and still retains a minority stake, but does his departure make a sale more likely?

3 months ago

British Airways Owner Quashes Talk of Reviving Norwegian Bid

British Airways Owner Quashes Talk of Reviving Norwegian Bid

Christopher Jasper and Sveinung Sleire, Bloomberg

The deal that just won't die comes back to life – albeit with a pretty firm denial. IAG CEO Willie Walsh, however, is an admirer of Norwegian and if the stars align — and more importantly the price is right — another bid isn't out of the question.

3 months ago

India’s Low-Cost IndiGo Sets Its Long-Haul Sights on Europe

India’s Low-Cost IndiGo Sets Its Long-Haul Sights on Europe

Anurag Kotoky , Bloomberg

Despite the well-documented challenges, airline bosses won't give up on the low-cost, long-haul dream. Will IndiGo be able to pull it off?

5 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We're a long way into the current economic cycle and despite the potential for a slowdown, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio sees plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

5 months ago

Brazilian Air Regulator Criticizes Tweaks to Aviation Bill Meant to Encourage Competition

Brazilian Air Regulator Criticizes Tweaks to Aviation Bill Meant to Encourage Competition

Fabiola Moura and Mario Sergio Lima, Bloomberg

Brazil clearly wants foreign airlines to come in and help cut prices but in order to do so it probably needs to make regulations as attractive as possible.

5 months ago

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It’s good news on the cost-cutting front, but Norwegian is still looking at a bumpy 2019, thanks in part to the continuing uncertainty over the Max aircraft.

6 months ago

Will Wow Air’s Demise Ease Iceland’s Overtourism Problem?

Will Wow Air’s Demise Ease Iceland’s Overtourism Problem?

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Nick Rigillo, Bloomberg

Blessing in disguise in terms of addressing overtourism? Or a terrible blow to Iceland's economy? We'll have to wait and see just how the loss of Wow Air will play out in the country.

7 months ago

Emirates to Hire Pilots From Etihad and Other Airlines With Cash Troubles

Emirates to Hire Pilots From Etihad and Other Airlines With Cash Troubles

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

A lack of cockpit crew has been a factor in Emirates' moves to trim its number of flights. But the carrier may have a fix. A new memo shows that the Dubai giant has pinpointed 500 suitable applicants from airlines experiencing financial trouble.

8 months ago

Norwegian Air Raises $353 Million to Keep Flying

Norwegian Air Raises $353 Million to Keep Flying

Irene García Pérez and Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

Things don't seem to be getting any better for Norwegian. The money raised will keep it going for now, but any potential buyers will be keeping an eye on how its plan for profitable growth turns out.

9 months ago

British Airways Rules Out Further Norwegian Offer

British Airways Rules Out Further Norwegian Offer

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Is this the end of the story? We're willing to bet that this one still has more twists and turns to come.

9 months ago