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Norwegian to Cut Routes Across its Network and Close Several Bases in Europe and U.S.

The low-cost airline, Norwegian has announced plans to cut a number of routes across its network as well as closing bases in several cities across Europe and the United States – job redundancies are likely to be suffered.  Norwegian said…

Norwegian Makes Losses On Fuel Hedging, Carries Record Passenger Numbers

The Scandinavian low-cost airline, Norwegian says it has made an unspecified and as yet “unrealised” loss as the result of a fuel hedging strategy it put in place during 2018.  Fuel hedging, whereby airlines buy aviation fuel at a guaranteed…

Norwegian Becomes First Airline to Offer Free WiFi Across the Atlantic

The analysts were wrong… It’s the New Year and the low-cost airline Norwegian hasn’t gone bust – despite some nasty rumours at the end of last year that suggested the carrier was close to defaulting on its huge debt pile. …

Norwegian Forced to Issue Statement in Attempt to End Speculation Over Imminent Collapse

Whether unfounded or not, speculation over the imminent collapse of long-haul discounter Norwegian could prove its undoing if potential passengers suddenly get shy with spending their hard earned cash on tickets that may never be fulfilled.  A few days ago,…

Christmas Cancelled? Norwegian Cuts Back Festive Events and Management Forgo Pay Raises

A few days ago we learned that the low-cost airline, Norwegian will attempt to make cost savings in the region of $350 million over the next 12-months.  The “ambitious” target was described by the airline’s chief executive, Bjorn Kjos as…

Norwegian No Longer Fly to Oakland International Airport from London Gatwick: Other Flight Changes On the Way

Norwegian will stop flying from London Gatwick to Oakland The airline will instead fly direct to San Francisco International Airport The switch will be made on 31st March with one-way fares starting at £174.90 Norwegian will also switch from Fort…

Low-Cost Airline Norwegian is Doubling Down On Cost Cutting – Service Changes Coming

Citing continuing problems with the Rolls-Royce engines on its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s, Bjorn Kjos the chief executive of low-cost airline Norwegian has said cost reductions will be “critical” for the survival of the carrier.  The comments from the…

NORWEGIAN IS RECRUITING: Cabin Crew Positions Available in London and Argentina

Low-cost airline Norwegian is once again hiring new cabin crew – and this time, the carrier is expanding its workforce in Argentina, as well as at its popular London base.  Norwegian only started its domestic service in Argentina in October…

Norwegian’s UK-Based Cabin Crew Are Not Happy About Ongoing Dreamliner Issues

The Scandinavian low-cost carrier, Norwegian has expanded at a phenomenal rate in the last few years – not least at London Gatwick where its long-haul operation using brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft has proven a real hit with passengers. …

Norwegian Launches Domestic Flights in Argentina – Plans to Hire 230 More Staff, Including Cabin Crew, By End of 2019

Norwegian Air Argentina officially inaugurated its operations in the country yesterday when the carrier’s maiden flight, DN6022 took off from Buenos Aires bound for Córdoba.  The flight comes just 10 months after Norwegian finally won an air operators certificate from…

Low-Cost Carrier Primera Air Collapses, Norwegian Comes to the Rescue with “Repatriation Fares”

Yesterday afternoon, news broke that the Nordic low-cost airline, Primera Air had crashed into insolvency.  The airline, which in recent years had tried to emulate the likes of Norwegian and WOW Air with long-haul routes, had to stop operations immediately. …

These are the Cleanest and Most Polluting Airlines Crossing the Atlantic (Which Airline Was the Least Fuel Efficient?)

A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation has ranked the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines which operate nonstop Transatlantic flights between Europe and the United States.  In the latest rankings, low-cost operator Norwegian came in as the…

Norwegian Putting Own Cabin Crew on Wet-Leased Planes in Attempt to Retain Consistent Passenger Experience

The plucky upstart airline, Norwegian – which is far more used to picking up accolades and industry awards has been attracting rather more negative headlines in recent weeks.  The airline, which like many carriers around the world is facing problems…

Low-Cost Carrier, Norwegian Sets Yet Another Record – Could IAG Still Make Another Takeover Bid?

Low-cost, long-haul airline, Norwegian just can’t seem to stop beating its own records.  This time, the Oslo-based carrier has reported its single best month for passenger numbers with 3.8 million passengers being carried by the airline in July.  That’s a…

Ryanair’s Rivals Come to the Rescue of Pilots and Cabin Crew After 300-Layoffs Announced

easyJet recruiting over a thousand new cabin crew Vacancies available across Europe Norwegian seeking Boeing 737 pilots Biggest strike in Ryanair’s history saw airline cancel around 20% of flights Ryanair refusing to pay compensation to passengers Two of Ryanair’s biggest…

Norwegian Stuns Analysts: Posts Second Quarter Profits to the Surprise of Many

To the surprise of many in the aviation industry, low-cost long-haul airline, Norwegian has reported a second-quarter (between April, May and June 2018) profit of NOK 300 million which is around $37million USD.  Many analysts, however, had expected the rapidly…

Norwegian Introduces Guaranteed Flying Pay for Gatwick Cabin Crew After Staff Complaints

In the last couple of years, Norwegian has embarked on a huge expansion at London Gatwick in the South East of the United Kingdom.  The airline has become the second largest long-haul carrier at the airport and in the last…

Michael O’Leary Calls Norwegian “a Dog” of an Airline as the Low-Cost Carrier Continues its Aggressive Expansion

According to the British newspaper, The Independent, Ryanair’s chief executive has described the low-cost, long-haul upstart airline, Norwegian as “a dog”.  His comments came as he rebuffed suggestions from Norwegian’s own chief executive, Bjørn Kjos that Ryanair had made a…

Is Low-Cost Airline, Norwegian Preparing the Stage for a Quick Sale? Shares Up On Speculation

Is Bjørn Kjos, the founder and chief executive of the upstart low-cost, long-haul airline, Norwegian preparing a quick sale of what has become one of the most disruptive forces in the aviation industry?  That’s certainly what many are thinking, following…

NEW: Norwegian Could Be In Big Trouble If The ‘FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018’ Is Approved

Norwegian’s co-founder and chief executive, Bjorn Kjos could find himself becoming more receptive to a possible takeover from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) if a new law introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives is approved. A few days ago,…

Whoah! Low-Cost Carrier, Norwegian Could Be Taken Over By The Owner Of British Airways – All The Details

Despite concerns about its long-term sustainability, low-cost long-haul airline, Norwegian has become one of the largest carriers in Europe and has increasingly been putting pressure on legacy carriers like British Airways and Germany’s Lufthansa.  In the last couple of years,…

Norwegian Carried Over 33 Million Passengers Last Year, Recruited Over 2,000 New Staff

Helped by its own massive expansion, low-cost airline Norwegian set a new record for the number of passengers it carried last year.  The airline had over 33 million passengers in 2017 – that’s up 3.8 million on the previous year.  The…

Norwegian is Opening Yet Another New U.S. Base for Cabin Crew and Pilots – Recruiting Now

The European low-cost airline, Norwegian has announced plans to open its fourth Cabin Crew based in the USA.  The airline plans to recruit around 150 new cabin crew to work from its new Los Angeles base.  Recruitment has already begun…

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Vivi, An Experienced American Flight Attendant Who Chose to Work for Norwegian

Back in 1993, Norwegian Air Shuttle started life as a small regional wet lease airline using ageing Fokker F-50s aircraft and connecting tiny airports along the west coast of Norway.  How times have changed – since then, Norwegian has become…

Norwegian and British Airways Strike Important Pay Deals With Their Pilots and Cabin Crew

In the last few days, both Norwegian and British Airways have joined the list of European airlines who have managed to strike important pay deals with their flying crew’s – drastically reducing the risk of staff walk outs at both…

Low-Cost Upstart, Norwegian Reports Strong Growth in the Third Quarter: Load Factor up to 92%

Scandinavian low-cost carrier, Norwegian has just released its third-quarter results, showing strong growth in key markets and a year-on-year improvement in revenue.  The airline’s chief executive, Bjørn Kjos said he was “pleased” with the results which proved Norwegian’s strategy as…

Norwegian Wins ‘Airline of the Year’: “The Demand is There and hopefully Profitability Will Follow”

Forget the unadulterated luxury of Gulf carriers like Qatar Airways and Emirates who have trophy cabinets full of awards.  For once, these airlines didn’t get a single mention at an aviation awards ceremony you probably haven’t heard of but should…

Norwegian Flies A Special Boeing 787 Dreamliner Filled with Emergency Aid to War Torn Yemen

Rather than cancelling hundreds of flights (here’s looking at you Ryanair), this European low-cost airline has just added a very special one-off flight to its schedule.  The airline is the Scandinavian upstart, Norwegian Air Shuttle and the destination is one…

Norwegian is Recruiting Pilots in Dublin – Cabin Crew Recruitment to Follow Soon

Norwegian Air Shuttle is expanding its operations in Ireland with plans to open a new base in Dublin.  The base will initially have space for 40 pilot positions but the low-cost carrier is already exploring the feasibility for more job…

easyJet Partners with Norwegian and Others to Launch New ‘Disruptive’ Long Haul Connections Service

easyJet, Europe’s fifth largest airline has today announced a major partnership with low-cost long haul airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Canadian carrier, Westjet.  The European LCC is launching a new connections service dubbed ‘Worldwide by easyJet’, believed to be the…

Emirate’s Pain is Norwegian’s and Qantas’ Gain: Some Interesting Developments Coming Soon

Things could start getting really interesting for Emirates in the next 12-months – as if the Dubai-based carrier hasn’t been on enough of a rollercoaster ride already.  In the last couple of days both Norwegian Air Shuttle and Australia’s flag…

Norwegian Air Shuttle Cabin Crew Recruitment – Step by Step Process 2019

Norweigan Air Shuttle is in the middle of a huge recruitment drive with hundreds of cabin crew positions expected to come available throughout 2019.  With hubs across Europe, Argentina and new long-haul bases in North America there are some fantastic…

Norwegian Air Shuttle Salary and Benefits 2018

Norwegian Air Shuttle is the sixth largest low-cost airline in the world and already employs over 7,000 people at bases in Europe, Asia and the United States.  In 2016 alone the airline carried 30 million passengers on a fleet of…

This Airline is Challenging Europeans to Explore New York City in Just One Day

To mark the start of a new daily service from London Gatwick to New York City, low-cost airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle is challenging European travellers to explore the Big Apple in just one day.  If you should take the airline…

Norwegian’s Passenger Figures Look Good But Reality Check Makes for Grim Reading

Norwegian Air Shuttle has just released its latest passenger numbers and the headline figures for both short haul and long haul operations are looking really good.  Dig a little deeper beneath the surface and a reality check for the future…

Has Norwegian Air Bitten Off More Than it Can Chew? Rumours the Airline Has Over Hired Cabin Crew on Faltering Results

Norwegian Air Shuttle has been riding a wave of success in the last few years.  In just over ten years, the airline has become the world’s sixth largest low-cost carrier and the third largest in Europe.  But could Norwegian’s recent…

Norwegian Gets It’s First Boeing 737MAX for Low-Cost Transatlantic Flights

Long-haul low-cost carrier, Norwegian has today taken delivery of its first two Boeing 737MAX aircraft.  The jets took off from the Boeing delivery centre in Seattle earlier today to join Norwegian’s fleet.  The airline has a total of 108 Boeing…

Qatar Airways Might Have Won ‘World’s Best Airline’ But Norwegian Bagged the Next Best Thing

The annual Paris Air Show is well underway and with it comes the glitz and glamour of the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017.  The yearly event is a culmination of nearly 20 million passenger surveys – 320 global airlines are…

Hiring Now: Norwegian is Recruiting U.S. Cabin Crew for its Expanded Transatlantic Operation

We’ll probably never know whether Norwegian planned to hire U.S. flight attendants because they genuinely wanted American staff or because they were called out by both labor unions and rival airlines.  But what we do know is Norwegian is now…

Norwegian Plans a New Low-Cost Airline in Argentina – So Long as Its Licence is Approved

A low-cost airline could finally be coming to Argentina – so long as the Argentinian authorities finally grant approval for the new services.  The news came after Norwegian’s Board of Directors approved plans for a new subsidiary in the South…

News Roundup – 25th April 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

The terrible financials facing Emirates at the moment hasn’t stopped it from scooping up awards.  Yesterday, the mega carrier won four more accolades at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards, including Best Airline Worldwide. Certainly, something sets Emirates apart from…

Norwegian’s Growth Continues in March 2017: Here’s How the Airline Works

A few years ago you had probably never heard of Norwegian – Unless of course, you were from Norway.  And yet, since 2012 Norwegian is suddenly making waves across the aviation sector.  The airline is now the sixth largest low-cost…