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Norwegian Air Argentina Begins Operations

October 16 is a date that will be remembered in Argentina as the day the commercial aviation market changed forever. Norwegian Air Argentina, the local branch of the European holding, started operations with three flights onto its first two routes: Buenos Aires to Cordoba and Buenos Aires to Mendoza. Norwegian's first domestic flight was operated from Buenos Aires' Aeroparque, and departed on time at 7:30 am. A few delays in Cordoba airport stalled the turnaround a bit, and the aircraft, flown…

Long-Haul Flights Boost London Gatwick’s Passenger Numbers in Busiest Ever…

London's Gatwick Airport had its busiest September on record this year, with passenger numbers reaching 4.5 million. The airport, which was ranked as the U.K.'s second busiest airport by passenger numbers, said in a press release that their North Atlantic routes saw high growth rates at an overall 20.5 percent,…

LATAM De-Bundles Fares on Some International Flights, Signalling South American…

LATAM Airlines, the market leader in South America with bases in Chile, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Colombia, announced it will be changing its fare structure on some international flights, following recent changes implemented in domestic flights throughout the group’s operations. The new de-bundled fare structure will place LATAM in a…

Brazil Opens Low-Cost Market Authorizing Norwegian to Operate

In December 2016, Brazil's national aviation authority, ANAC, issued the famous "resolution 400," which was an attempt to align the Brazilian aviation rules to the international standards. Among other changes, the most noticeable is the baggage allowance that permitted companies to create fare categories that do not include checked baggage,…

Norwegian Turns to Hi Fly’s A380 to Meet Demands on…

Passengers traveling on low-cost transatlantic airline Norwegian Long Haul on select flights between New York and London will be getting an upgrade to the Boeing 787 Dreamliners currently operating the route. Due to continued problems with the Trent 1000 engines that power the Dreamliners, Norwegian has opted to wet-lease an…

Opinion: Norwegian is a Win for Both Travellers and Airlines

Norwegian Air Shuttle has proved controversial since their introduction to the international market in 2013. In the United States especially, the airline has been met with criticism from legacy carriers and unions. Groups in the U.S. accuse the airline of circumventing labor laws by basing their subsidiaries in other countries…

How Low-Cost Airlines are Changing the Face of Air Travel

The Beginnings In the U.K,, Ryanair is the face of low-cost travel. It became, and still is, a household name in Great Britain for having some of the cheapest airfares around. The airline serves 37 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. But even with claims of flights from…

Norwegian Announces First Entry into Canada

European low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced it is expanding its overseas and long-haul operations to Canada. Already serving numerous cities throughout the United States under its Norwegian Long Haul, Norwegian Air UK and Norwegian Air International subsidiaries, the airline announced that the cities of Hamilton and Montreal in…

Norwegian Rejects Two Buyout Offers From IAG

Norwegian Air Shuttle confirmed on Friday that it has rejected two separate offers from International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, LEVEL, and Vueling. The news comes just weeks after IAG purchased 4.6 percent of the low-cost airline, which has created some tough competition for…

IAG Group Gets Stake of Norwegian Air Shuttle, Prepares Buyout…

In a statement released this morning, IAG Group, the holding company that controls British Airways and Iberia, among other companies, confirmed that it took a major step towards the acquisition of Norwegian Air Shuttle. The statement indicates that the company bought an ownership position of 4.61 percent, which allows IAG…