Norwegian Air dives on IAG snub

Shares in Oslo-based Norwegian Air were in a tailspin on Thursday, falling 21.5 percent after International Airlines Group (IAG) announced it was withdrawing an earlier offer to buy the airline. One analyst called IAG’s loss of interest “a dramatic development.” IAG issued an “update” Thursday, confirming that it “does not intend to make an offer […]

Norwegian Air jet still stuck in Iran

One of Norwegian Air’s brand new Boeing 737 aircraft remains grounded at Shiraz in Iran, after having to land in the country because of engine trouble after takeoff from Dubai in December. US President Donald Trump’s sanctions have prevented Boeing from sending parts needed to repair the jet. “Unfortunately this is taking more time than […]

Norwegian Air denies cash problems

Analysts have long claimed that Norwegian Air needs to sell off aircraft in order to ward off a financial crisis. The Oslo-based airline has finally commented on the negative reports and claims it will avoid any cash shortages this winter. “The numbers for 2018 are not ready yet,” Norwegian Air’s finance director Geir Karlsen wrote […]

Norwegian Air buys itself some time

Norwegian Air has succeeded in securing new financing for its aircraft purchases. It sent out an update to the market on Christmas Eve, claiming it now had the funding needed to cover all aircraft due for delivery during the first half of 2019. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) has reported how analysts have been concerned that Norwegian […]

Norwegian Air lands in more trouble

The run-up to the Christmas holidays seems anything but merry for Norwegian Air. On Thursday it had to deal with severe flight disruption because of the closure of London Gatwick airport, while a brand-new Boeing 737 is stranded in Iran and the company itself faces what analysts are calling “acute” financial problems. Norwegian was far […]

Norwegian Air workers lost in court

Norway’s Supreme Court ruled this week that Norwegian Air Shuttle, parent company of the fast-growing Oslo-based Norwegian Air, does not have employer responsibility for its pilots and cabin crew working on its aircraft. They’re employed by subsidiaries that have responsibility instead, the court ruled. It’s a blow for the employees and their unions, which claimed […]

Widerøe threatens route cancellations

The Norwegian airline serving small airports around the country claims that a new airline passenger tax can result in major cuts in service to outlying areas. It’s threatening that routes in Finnmark and along the West Coast can be especially affected. The government’s recently proposed state budget includes new methods of calculating the tax that’s […]

Gatwick contradicts Norwegian Air

Officials at London Gatwick airport in the UK have told an Oslo newspaper that they never closed the airport during bad weather on August 10. Norwegian Air has claimed several times that closure of the airport is what led to serious delays that left passengers stuck on a Norwegian jet for 10 hours that day. […]

Norwegian Air finally apologizes

Norwegian Air initially rejected all complaints from passengers who were held on board an Oslo-bound aircraft for 10 hours last month at London Gatwick Airport. Airline officials have now apologized, admitted they did not handle the situation well and offered compensation, but passengers are far satisfied. Newspaper Aftenposten reported on Thursday that 72 passengers are […]

Ministry urges all travelers to register

Norway’s foreign ministry wants to know where Norwegians are when disaster hits. It’s now urging all Norwegian citizens to register their travel with the ministry, claiming that will make it much easier for them to be contacted and receive Norwegian consular help and advisories if needed. “In the event something serious happens in the country […]