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A Norwegian Air 787 Dreamliner departs from LAX (Photo: James Dinsdale)

U.S. DOT Issues Foreign Air Carrier Permit to Norwegian Air International

The United States Department of Transportation has tentatively awarded Norwegian Air Shuttle's Ireland-based subsidiary, Norwegian Air International, its foreign carrier permit, meaning the airline will now be able to launch more routes to the U.S. under aviation rights secured by the European Union. The gates are now open for the company to launch flights across the Atlantic out of its Irish base, raising competition and potentially lowering airfare on certain carriers, both European and American. The flights which the airline already…

Norwegian Unveils Its 2017 Plan for Service Between France and…

Norwegian Air, ranked as the world’s best low-cost long-haul airline in 2016 according to SkyTrax, presented its 2017 plan for the French market this Thursday at a press conference in Paris. Led by Bjorn Kjos, the airline is known for cheap fares on long haul flights. With the carrier's U.S. operations…

Battleground Europe: Low Cost Competition Heats Up

Over the years, Europe has become a battleground for LCCs (Low Cost Carriers) with the presence of airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet emerging over the past three decades. This story will take a look at the history of some of the carriers, how they are doing in today's markets, as…