Norwegian Air hits turbulence over loss

It was a turbulent day on the Oslo Stock Exchange for Norwegian Air on Wednesday, after the airline announced that it expects to post a huge loss for the first quarter. Norwegian Air’s share price fell by more than 5 percent, just after it had raised another NOK 1.3 billion in capital. “Growth has a […]

Loss sends Norwegian Air shares into a dive

Shares in Norwegian Air were crashing on the Oslo Stock Exchange Thursday after the airline reported a large loss for the fourth quarter that was nearly double what analysts had expected. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported that a poll of eight analysts had predicted a loss of between NOK 600 million and NOK 1 billion. […]

Ryanair may fly again from Rygge

Ireland’s cut-rate carrier Ryanair confirmed on Monday that it’s interested in re-opening a base at the Rygge airport in Moss, south of Oslo. Its decision to finally accept labour unions and Norwegian taxes has apparently cleared the way for a comeback. Norwegian website Nettavisen reported that Ryanair’s outspoken chief executive Michael O’Leary told analysts Monday […]

Norwegian Air won appeal against pilots, cabin crews

An appeals court in Oslo has ruled in favour of Norwegian Air’s parent company, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA,  finding that it has no formal employer responsibility for pilots and cabin crews hired through susidiaries that then lease them out to the airline. Cabin crews are employed by Norwegian Cabin Services Norway AS, while the pilots […]

Domestic carriers team up on ticketing

Widerøe, the Norwegian airline serving small airports around the country, is teaming up with the larger Norwegian Air to offer joint ticketing on several of their domestic routes. Their agreement will, for the first time, allow passengers traveling within Norway to fly on just one ticket, thereby cutting connection times and passenger taxes. The two […]

Airline plans to ground flights

Profits and stable operations never took off for the small airline FlyViking that hoped to mostly serve Northern Norway. Now its executives plan to ground nearly all its flights shortly after New Year, after also suffering major technical problems. The airline, launched just last spring, announced on Friday that its last scheduled service would be […]

Airline traffic set to soar even more

As hundreds of thousands of people flew home for the holidays through Norwegian airports this week, aviation officials were announcing prospects for even more airline traffic in the years ahead. Climate and environmental advocates, however, are vowing turbulence in the hopes of grounding at least some of the traffic growth plans. Flights at Norway’s newly […]

New electric plane cleared for takeoff

Norway is taking its electrification of the transport sector to new heights. The state agency in charge of Norwegian airports, Avinor, has teamed up with the country’s recreational aviators’ federation (Norges luftsportsforbund) to buy the country’s first electric plane, with a goal of offering electrified airline service by 2025. “The arrival of el-fly (electric aircraft) […]

Storms strand airline passengers

Several hundred airline passengers had to spend the night at Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen (OSL) and were still waiting in the departure terminal on Thursday. Stormy and dangerous weather has disrupted traffic all over Norway, mostly along the coast and in Northern Norway but also at the country’s gateway airport in Oslo. “We’re very […]

Long lines frustrated airport passengers

With only two officers on duty, lines built up quickly on Saturday morning at the passport control station at Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen for those leaving Norway and Europe’s Schengen region. Some passengers became so frustrated by the unexpected waiting that tempers flared, while many feared missing their flights. It’s not the first time […]