Articles tagged “norwegian”

Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals

Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Given Air-France KLM Group's recent history of losses, it might not be the wisest move to go on a capacity growth spurt, especially when going up against carriers with a significantly lower cost base.

3 days ago

Norwegian Air Plans to Move On From a Terrible 2017 With Fleet Expansion

Norwegian Air Plans to Move On From a Terrible 2017 With Fleet Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Norwegian's critics say it is overstretched and unprofitable. So how does the airline counter this? By ramping up its expansion, of course.

4 days ago

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Skift, Patrick Whyte

Ryanair might not have wanted to accept unionization, but one of the consequences could be growth at airports it had previously shunned.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Despite all the bad headlines, Ryanair continues to dominate the short-haul European market. The performance – though slightly down on previous years – should also help take some of the heat off Chief Executive Michael O’Leary.

2 months ago

Cruise Lines Will Keep Trying to Get Your Attention in 2018

Cruise Lines Will Keep Trying to Get Your Attention in 2018

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

It's not enough anymore to launch the kind of ship that everyone has seen before. Cruise operators need to constantly find new ways to outdo themselves — and each other.

2 months ago

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Are there enough airline pilots to go around? There's no agreement on whether there's a crisis, but some airlines are at a greater disadvantage than others.

2 months ago

Ryanair Tries to Lure Norwegian Pilots in Bid to Boost Its Cockpits

Ryanair Tries to Lure Norwegian Pilots in Bid to Boost Its Cockpits

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's taken a crisis to make Ryanair realize that it needs to treat its pilots better. The airline will be hoping higher salaries and better working conditions will be enough to help end the current staff shortages.

4 months ago

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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

10 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.

12 months ago