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Rytis Beresnevicius
Norwegian secures $300 million state aid guarantee

The struggling Norwegian seemingly is seeing the first glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel, as the airline received additional liquidity. Its management, though, warns that this is not the end of the road....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Norwegian could run out of cash by mid-May 2020

Norwegian, an airline that already was in a precarious position financially, announced that if it does not get the state aid funds, the company risks running out of cash as soon as in two weeks' time....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Norwegian subsidiaries in Denmark and Sweden declare bankruptcy

The first pieces of the domino have fallen at Norwegian, as the airline indicated that four subsidiary companies in Denmark and Sweden declared bankruptcy today....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Norwegian confirms Heathrow slots, purpose remains secret

In a surprising move, Norwegian Air Shuttle has been granted six slots at one of the world’s most congested airports ‒ London’s Heathrow (LHR). The low-cost long-haul carrier has confirmed the news, but currently retains a secret on what future routes it might mean.  ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Norwegian cuts long-haul routes for second time

Norwegian Air Shuttle is cutting long-haul routes to the United States and Thailand from Denmark and Sweden. The low-cost carrier, currently working on restoring profitability, claims the demand is low on the routes and that Rolls-Royce engine problems affecting its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet have also played a role in making the decision. This is the second Norwegian’s long-haul network trim announced in recent months. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Norwegian Air and JetBlue announce tentative partnership

Two low-cost carriers have penned a tentative deal to start a partnership in 2020. However, just a year after the partnership will kick in, both Norwegian and JetBlue will be competing against one another in the trans-Atlantic market....


Zivile Zalagenaite
How airlines deal with emergency situations? [Interview]

When the time of crisis comes and the worst happens, nobody wants to be in their shoes. But it is their job to rise to the occasion and respond in emergency situations as quickly and efficiently as possible. AeroTime has talked with Susanna Halonen-Manner, the Vice President Emergency Response in Norwegian Group Airlines since 2015, on the role of leadership, organizational expertise, and the hard facts of crisis communication. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Norwegian ends transatlantic flights from Ireland; blames 737 MAX

Citing unfavorable market conditions due to the 737 MAX groundings, Norwegian Air has decided to cut its flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to North American destinations....


Clement Charpentreau
Norwegian CEO and co-founder steps down

Norwegian Air Shuttle, the Norwegian low-cost airline, announced the departure of its CEO and co-founder Bjørn Kjos in a surprise move....


Clement Charpentreau
Norwegian 737 MAX denied entry into Germany, lands in France

German authorities have refused entry of a Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX 8 into their airspace. The aircraft, which was performing a ferry flight, eventually landed in a Parisian airport....