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Norwegian Plans on Slashing 448 Cabin Crew and Pilot Jobs in Spain, Closing Madrid Base

Struggling low-cost airline Norwegian is said to be making plans to slash up to 448 cabin crew and pilot jobs in Spain – representing a third of the carrier’s total workforce in the country.  Norwegian said the move followed an…

Norwegian Asks for More Time to Pay Off Outstanding Loans, Offers Gatwick Landing Slots as Security

Troubled low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian has asked its bondholders for more time to pay off two outstanding loans valued at $380 million. In return, the airline said it would offer its lucrative take-off and landing slots at London’s Gatwick airport…

Norwegian Gets $246 Million Cash Boost by Selling Stake in Bank

Shares in low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian rebounded this morning after the Oslo-based carrier announced it was selling a near 20 per cent stake in Norwegian Finans Holding (NOFI) which also trades as Norwegian Bank.  The sale will give the struggling…

Norwegian Pulls the Plug on Low-Cost Transatlantic Flights from Ireland

Norwegian has today announced its intention to pull out of low-cost transatlantic operations between Ireland and the United States from 15th September.  The airline said it had made the decision following a “comprehensive review” of transatlantic operations between the two…

Engine of Norwegian 787 Fails Shortly After Takeoff: Spews Parts Onto Cars and Houses Over Rome

One of the two engines on a Norwegian airlines operated Boeing 787 Dreamliner failed shortly takeoff from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport sending metal parts spewing out of the engine and over a residential area of the Italian capital.  The plane, with…

Cabin Crew Robbed at Gun Point in Horrifying Incident Outside Layover Hotel in Buenos Aires

A number of major international airlines are said to be urgently reviewing their security arrangements in Buenos Aires after several members of cabin crew for low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian were robbed at gunpoint outside the airline’s layover hotel in the…

Bjørn Kjos, Chief Exec of Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline Norwegian Steps Down With Immediate Effect

The chief executive and co-founder of low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian has stepped down from his role with immediate effect but will stay on at the carrier in a newly created role as advisor to the chairman.  The 72-year old Bjørn…

U.S. Lawmakers Propose “Flag of Convenience” Airline Law But Critics Say it Addresses a Problem That Doesn’t Exist

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have tabled a new law that they say would protect the American aviation industry and American jobs from “unfair” international competition – on the flip side, however, critics claim the Bill addresses a “problem…

Low-Cost Airline Norwegian Will Soon Introduce a New and Unified Cabin Crew Uniform

Since 2013, the low-cost airline Norwegian has had two very different versions of cabin crew uniform – one version was for its short-haul crew who worked on Boeing 737 aircraft and the other version was for long-haul crew who worked…

Low-Cost Airline Norwegian Now Offers Gate-to-Gate WiFi – And it’s Still Free

Norwegian has long bucked the trend of other low-cost airlines by offering WiFi on its entire short-haul aircraft fleet and unlike the majority of full-service competitors, Norwegian’s service is free.  In the last 12-months, we’ve also the Oslo-based carrier introduce…

Just No: Norwegian Bans Cabin Crew from In-Flight Rest on Flights Under Nine Hours

Cabin crew at low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian may well be smiling a lot less after the carrier introduced a ban on in-flight rest for flights under nine hours.  The decision has been pretty much universally derided by the airline’s serving…

Norwegian Wet Lease Woes Are Worse Than Previously Thought: Now Affecting Scandinavia

Norwegian has had a really tough start to the year.  The Oslo-based low-cost airline is already in major cost-cutting mode but problem after problem seems to hamper every effort it makes to reduce losses and get back into the black. …

Norwegian Reverses Decision That Forced Women to Wear Makeup and High Heels

Just weeks after low-cost airline Norwegian posted updated uniform and grooming guidelines that forced female employees, including cabin crew to wear makeup and high heels, the airline has reversed the decision following a big backlash of the “Mad Men universe”…

Norwegian’s Continuing Boeing 787 Woes Cause ‘Significant Surplus’ of Cabin Crew

We’ve known since last week that low-cost airline Norwegian planned to use several wetlease operators for flights to Orlando, Miami, Denver and Chicago from its Gatwick base over the busy Summer period.  What we didn’t know at the time, however,…

Norwegian is Being Forced to Use Wetlease Operators on Popular Routes Including Orlando, Miami and Chicago

Earlier today, low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian announced it had made a loss of over $170 million in the first quarter of the year (January to March).  While most European airlines typically don’t perform that well in Q1 when demand is…

Norwegian Cabin Crew at Charles de Gaulle Set to Start Three Day Strike Tomorrow

French cabin crew at low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian are being urged to join a three-day strike set to take place between 24th and 26th April.  The cabin crew, who are based at the airline’s base at Charles de Gaulle airport…

“The Year 1950 Rang and it Wants its Rulebook Back”: Norwegian Slammed For Uniform Rules

Norway is arguably one of the most progressive countries in the world but its namesake airline has come under fire for a new set of rules that lawmakers say are not only stuck in the past but are even possibly…

Chief Executive of Low-Cost Airline Norwegian Throws His Weight Behind Boeing’s 737 MAX Fix

The chief executive of the low-cost airline, Norwegian has said the software patch being developed by Boeing for its 737 MAX aircraft “seems foolproof” after he put the new system to the test in a simulator at a Boeing facility…

Norwegian Delays Sale of Six Boeing 737-800’s, Prepares to Wetlease Aircraft (Again)

As the adage goes, the only thing certain in the aviation industry is uncertainty.  The low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian knows that only too well.  After a torrid year in 2018 that saw the airline have to overcome problem after problem,…

Norwegian Faces Industrial Strife as it Cuts Costs and Crew Bases

Back in January, low-cost carrier Norwegian announced plans to close several pilot and cabin crew bases in Italy, Spain and the United States.  Short-haul bases in Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Gran Canaria (LPA) and Tenerife (TCI) in Spain; Rome Fiumicino…

Norwegian Says it Wants Compensation From Boeing for 737 MAX Grounding

Well, this could get interesting… The chief executive of the world’s fifth largest low-cost airline has said he expects Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing to pay out compensation for the near worldwide grounding of 737 MAX aircraft.  It follows two fatal…

Norwegian’s Long-Haul Uniform is Everything… Apart From the Hat and That’s About to Change

Unlike many airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle is fairly unique in that it has separate uniforms for its short-haul and long-haul cabin crew.  Or more specifically, the low-cost Oslo-based carrier decided to introduce a separate designer uniform for its long-haul Boeing…

Norwegian Air Shuttle Lost How Much Money Last Year?!

Norwegian Air Shuttle has proven to be an incredibly resilient airline despite the fact that 2018 could probably be described as its most challenging ever.  And now we know exactly how challenging 2018 proved to be – the Nordic low-cost…

How Close Did Norwegian Air Shuttle Get to Being Bought Out by Mystery Investor?

In a new interview with Norwegian business newspaper E24, the chairman of Norwegian Air Shuttle says the low-cost long-haul airline was in fact very close to being bought out by a mystery investor in late 2018 but the deal fell…

Norwegian’s New and Rather Risque Commercial is the Perfect Answer to Critics

It feels like Norwegian Air Shuttle has been taking a battering from all sides of late.  The airline has been forced to embark on a major cost-cutting programme to shore up its finances, while only yesterday we learned it was…

Norwegian to Delay Aircraft Deliveries, Raise $350 Million in Additional Capital to Stay Afloat

Norwegian Air Shuttle has today said it intends to strengthen its balance sheet by issuing new shares in the company to the value of $350 million (NOK 3 billion).  The airline says the plan, if approved at an extraordinary general…

British Airways Owner, IAG Sells Stake in Loss-Making Norwegian: Shares Tumble

Shares in low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian have tumbled by over 21% on the Oslo Stock Exchange after one of Europe’s largest airline groups announced it was no longer interested in buying the carrier and would be selling its remaining shares. …

EXCLUSIVE: Norwegian is Making Fort Lauderdale and NYC Area Pilots Redundant

A few days ago we learned that the Oslo-based low-cost airline, Norwegian was planning on closing seven crew bases in Spain, Italy and the United States as part of a major cost-reduction programme.  At the time, Norwegian’s commercial director Helga…

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…

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