Articles tagged “norwegian”

Norwegian Targets High-Spending Cruise Customers

Norwegian Targets High-Spending Cruise Customers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Taking a peek behind the scenes during earnings seasons offers some useful insights. Can Norwegian make a successful play for bigger cruise spenders, and will Belmond eventually sell itself?

7 days ago

British Airways Owner Hasn’t Quite Given Up Hope on Landing Norwegian

British Airways Owner Hasn’t Quite Given Up Hope on Landing Norwegian

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Willie Walsh loves a deal and it sounds like he is still keen. If Norwegian can sort out a cash injection, then a potential acquisition is even more attractive.

4 weeks ago

British Airways Owner Still Thinking Over Norwegian Deal

British Airways Owner Still Thinking Over Norwegian Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG is still willing to play the long game with Norwegian. If the price of fuel keeps rising, you'd imagine that the acquisition price would come down.

4 months ago

Lufthansa Still Has Its Eye on Alitalia

Lufthansa Still Has Its Eye on Alitalia

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another steady update from Lufthansa. If and when further consolidation happens in Europe, we can expect the airline group to play a key role.

4 months ago

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With Norwegian and others out of the way, Ryanair would have access to more pilots and probably be able to reduce its aircraft costs.

4 months ago

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Norwegian's CEO seems to be a lot more relaxed about the possibility of selling the company than he was just a few weeks ago. He may still think the airline can thrive independently but if the price is right we should expect a sale.

5 months ago

Norwegian Attracts Lufthansa’s Interest as Bidding War Looms

Norwegian Attracts Lufthansa’s Interest as Bidding War Looms

Christopher Jasper and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The odds on Norwegian staying an independent company look very slim indeed. The big question then is: where will Norwegian end up? At the moment it's a two-horse race between Lufthansa and IAG.

5 months ago

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Angus Whitley and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Weak and unprofitable airlines can muddle along when fuel doesn't cost much, but it's a very different story when the price starts to rise. The International Air Transport Association thinks tougher times lie ahead.

6 months ago

Why Ryanair Is Hungry for Acquisitions

Why Ryanair Is Hungry for Acquisitions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair is the great white shark of the airline world. It knows which airlines are bleeding cash and it is in the mood to feast.

6 months ago

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Given Johan Lundgren's experience working at tour operator TUI, it's no surprise to see him make a move into vacations. Up until fairly recently it was an untapped area for low-cost airlines, but many have now woken up to the financial benefits of packaging up flights and hotels.

6 months ago

Norwegian Rejects Approaches From British Airways Owner

Norwegian Rejects Approaches From British Airways Owner

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given Norwegian's financial situation, we should expect IAG's approach to have been on the low side. CEO Willie Walsh is a shrewd operator and is probably happy to wait things out rather than overpay.

7 months ago

Norwegian Is Taking a Big Risk Betting on a Fuel Price Drop

Norwegian Is Taking a Big Risk Betting on a Fuel Price Drop

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Airlines usually like the certainty that hedging brings. If prices go up, then Norwegian could be in a lot of trouble.

7 months ago