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Norwegian to abolish a US route due to postponement of reduction of air taxes

Norwegian is set to abolish its flights to Bradley in Connecticut in March and reduce frequency on two other US routes after Ministers postponed a reduction in air taxes. Its flights from Edinburgh to Stewart as well as to Providence in Rhode Island, would also be cut down from daily to just four each week. An industry expert called the routes’ “load factors” as “poor” with the Providence route garnering …

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LatAm Aviation Defies Protectionism

by Larry B. Pascal – Latinvex.com Although President Trump has criticized free trade policies such as the NAFTA, in Latin America in general and in the aviation sector in particular, we continue to see a variety of important market opening and cross-border developments.  In Chile (Sebastian Pinera), Argentina (Mauricio Macri), Peru (Pedro Pablo Kuczynski), Brazil (Michel Temer), we have seen the rise of right-of-center leaders who more openly embrace free trade …

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Norwegian Air Argentina gains green light to start operations

Norwegian Air Argentina has been given clearance by the Department of Transportation to start operations on 152 domestic and international routes. The Ministry of Transportation finally gave the formal approval on December 11. This came after a public hearing in September and a positive ruling from the Air Transport Advisory Committee in October. Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA) had asked for 155 routes but only got 152, after the Ministry heeded …

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US Department of Transportation gives approval for Norwegian UK to start transatlantic operations

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has given the green signal for LCC Norwegian’s UK subsidiary, Norwegian UK (NUK), to begin transatlantic operations. The DOT gave its approval on September 22, cementing an earlier tentative agreement, which came after a rather long decision-making process. Norwegian established London Gatwick-based NUK in 2015 to gain European Union (EU) traffic rights and back its determined expansion campaign. However, the US foreign air …

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Norwegian’s UK subsidiary looking for US approval to fuel long-haul expansion

Norwegian’s UK subsidiary has been given “tentative approval” for a US foreign air carrier permit which it deems will allow it to better use its fleet to fuel its long-haul expansion campaign. Currently, all of its low-cost flights from the UK to the US are made by aircrafts operating within its Norwegian registered airline, which is called Norwegian Air Shuttle. But while Norway is integrated in the EU-US Open Skies …

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Norwegian UK granted tentative US air carrier permit

Norwegian has confirmed its British subsidiary, Norwegian UK, has been given tentative approval by the United States department of transportation for a foreign air carrier permit. The approval reaffirms that the NUK application is in full compliance with the EU–US Open Skies Agreement. When finalised by the department of transportation, the permit will allow Norwegian’s UK subsidiary to operate low-cost flights between the US and Europe. Norwegian flies from five …

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US and EU aviation officials cautious of protectionism impacting open skies deals

Officials from both the United States and Europe have expressed caution against protectionism potentially affecting open skies agreements, as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of the very first US open skies deal. “There are challenges on the horizon” ,said Henrik Hololei, the European Commission’s Director-General for Mobility and Transport. “It’s important to not hide behind the protectionism, and to enable the entry of new players in the market.” Hololei was …

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Norwegian Air Argentina gains traction for operations later this year

The Norwegian Group’s brand new South American unit, Norwegian Air Argentina, is slowly getting ready to lift off after the group’s Board of Directors approved a plan of operation. Pending regulatory approval, the start-up carrier would begin the recruitment of staff late in the summer, with services expected to commence not long after. Norwegian Air Argentina has forwarded an application for route authorities to the Argentine government. A route determination …

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Barcelona-Tokyo flight for Norwegian a no-go

A proposed plan by Norwegian Air Shuttle to fly from Barcelona to Tokyo might not push through as it was learned that the bilateral agreement between Spain and Russia allowed only Trans-Siberian flights from Madrid. Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said that traffic rights are huge obstacles in establishing new routes. “We like Asia a lot (to open routes). But air traffic rights are the biggest obstacle to more competition in …

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Both sides appeal to Trump in Norwegian Air fight

Norwegian Air continues to stoke controversial fires as they announced 10 new nonstop routes from the east coast to Europe for as low as $65. The move is catching flak as critics deem the business practice to be both a boon and a threat to jobs in the United States. Labor unions and lawmakers have long contended that the Norwegian Air was undermining American workers. They also said that they …

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