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Wizz Air Drops All Norwegian Domestic Flying, Reduces Oslo Network

On Friday, Wizz Air announced that it would drop its entire Norwegian domestic network amid the successful restructuring of Norwegian Air Shuttle last week. Additionally, the airline will eliminate a significant portion of its Oslo Gardermoen offering, which leaves a small set of services to Central and Eastern Europe. Domestically, the low-cost carrier plans to close services from Oslo Gardermoen to 10 destinations within Norway, including flights to Alesund, Alta, Bergen, Bodø, Harstad, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Stavanger, Tromso and Trondheim. These…

New Norwegian Start Up to Launch December 2021

Even during a pandemic, start-up airlines are popping up everywhere, likely with the hopes that a significant increase in travel demand will come later this year. In particular, a new Norway-based airline called Norse Atlantic Airways is expected to launch in December 2021 with a fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft…

Norwegian Cancels Jet Orders Amid Restructuring

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle revealed changes on Wednesday to its future aircraft orders as part of its restructuring plan, Reuters reports. The airline is approaching its orders with Airbus and Boeing differently, but it is ultimately working toward its goal of having a smaller, more sustainable fleet. Norwegian was…

Norwegian Returns Planes to Lessors

Norwegian Air Shuttle has begun moving aircraft to Ireland’s Shannon Airport as it plans to return the planes to lessors in accordance with its restructuring. Most of the planes Norwegian will lose are Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which the carrier has previously used for long-haul flights. Two Dreamliners are already prepared…

New Domestic Carrier Set To Launch in Norway

While most established carriers around the world are fighting to stay afloat amidst the most devastating crisis the commercial aviation industry has known, there are also some carriers that are betting on the future by signing large aircraft orders, like Ryanair, or expanding to new bases, like Wizz Air. And…

Norwegian Air Passenger Numbers Plunge 90% in July

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced traffic figures for July on Thursday. Last month, Norwegian carried a total of 356,093 passengers, 90% fewer than in the same period the previous year. The airline’s capacity was 560 million, representing a 94% steep dive when compared to July 2019. The low-cost carrier resumed short-haul…

Norwegian Air Cancels Order for 97 Boeing Aircraft, Sues Boeing

Norwegian Air Shuttle sent a notification to the Boeing, stating that the airline had terminated the purchase agreements of the remaining five Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 92 Boeing 737 MAX. The airline also ended the GoldCare service agreement, Boeing's largest-ever commercial services contract, related to the 787 and MAX aircraft.…

Norwegian Air Sued in U.S. Over Unpaid Refunds

Bursor & Fisher, a New York-based law firm, is leading a class-action lawsuit against Norwegian Air Shuttle over its actions to refund customers whose flights have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that Norway’s largest airline owes customers a total of between $200 million and $400…

Chinese Government-Backed Lessor Takes Stake in Norwegian Air

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, revenue sources of most airlines are petrified, thus forcing them to struggle to maintain the survival of their business. BOC Aviation, a global aircraft leasing company and a subsidiary of the state-owned Bank of China, has become a major shareholder in the struggling low-cost airline Norwegian…

Norwegian Air Argentina Is One Step Closer to Taking Off

In early 2017, Norwegian Air Shuttle announced its plans to start operating flights from Argentina as part of its aggressive expansion plan the airline has been putting in place in the last few years. Norwegian Air Argentina was granted permission to fly 153 routes, which were solicited to the Argentinean…