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Norwegian finalize Pre-Delivery Payment Financing for fifty Airbus 320 NEO

Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA(Norwegian), has arranged for pre-delivery payment financing (PDP) of fifty Airbus 320 Neo aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2016 to 2019. The facility that covers PDP financing for deliveries until the end of 2019 is structured as a revolving credit facility. ‘These deliveries in the n...

Norwegian Operator Forms Weather Camera Network

Helicopter EMS operator Norsk Luftambulanse is installing a network of cameras in Norway to gather remote weather information, mainly about visibility, with the aim of dispatching easier and safer missions along a fog-free route and landings using GPS approaches. Each sensing unit comprises three cameras–looking in three different directions–a thermometer and an...

AirAsia a perfect match for us - Norwegian CEO Kjos

Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) founder and CEO Bjørn Kjos says Malaysian LCC brand AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) would be a "perfect match" for his airline. According to Norway's Dagens Næringsliv, Kjos said the two budget carriers could compliment each other's operations with Norwegian's European traffic feeding into AirAsia's Asian operations and vi...

Long-haul growth drives record passenger figures at Norwegian

Europe’s third largest low-cost airline Norwegian has reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year - with nearly 26 million passengers in 2015 and a load factor of 86 per cent. The airline’s busiest ever year in the UK and increased long-haul operations both contributed considerably to the growth, with increased passenger numbers, more new aircraft and high load fact...

Norwegian Retires the Boeing 737-300 on Its Final Flight from the UK

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Europe's third largest low-cost carrier, flew its last Boeing 737-300 from Lasham in the UK to the small town of Bodo in Northern Norway. With all of Norwegian's Boeing 737-300s no longer in operation, the airline's fleet now has an average age of 3.6 years making it one of the most modern and environmentally friendly in Europe. Norwegian has given the reti...

Capital injection boosts Acro’s longhaul seat strategy

  Startup seatmaker Acro is powering forward in its quest for more sales and market share, with a new £7.75 million (US$11.7 million) investment from venture capital house BGF “to accelerate Acro’s product developments”. Acro already produces Series 6, a more upscale feeling economy class product based on its existing slimline seat, and is now offering its new Serie...

Norwegian Becomes First Airline to Offer Live TV on European Flights

Low-cost airline Norwegian became the first airline to offer live TV on board European flights. Passengers using Norwegian’s free inflight WiFi can now watch Bloomberg Television and Norway’s TV 2 News live on the airline’s fleet of 87 WiFi equipped aircraft. The new service was launched today on a flight from Oslo to Berlin and will be available on flights fr...

Norwegian B738 at Tenerife on Nov. 23, Rejected Takeoff As Tyres Burst

A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800, registration LN-DYA performing flight D8-5360 from Tenerife South, CI (Spain) to Berlin Schoenefeld (Germany), was accelerating for takeoff from Tenerife's runway 08 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed and came to a stop near the end of the runway with both right main gear tyres burst disabling the aircraft on the runway. The passengers dis...

Study: Norwegian Is Most Fuel Efficient Transatlantic Carrier

Boeing 787 operator Norwegian Air Shuttle was the most fuel efficient airline of the top 20 carriers flying routes between Europe and North America in 2014, according to a new study. British Airways was the least fuel efficient, followed closely by Lufthansa and SAS. The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) issued its “Transatlantic Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking” o...

Norwegian becomes Birmingham’s fastest growing airline

Norwegian has carried over 70,000 passengers since launching its first flights in March The low-cost carrier has introduced more new routes than any other airline Low-cost flights to Tenerife and Gran Canaria launch this week Low-cost airline Norwegian continues its rapid expansion at Birmingham this week with the launch of two new routes – making it the fastest growing carrier at the a...

Norwegian appoints Jan de Rijk as RFS

Norwegian Cargo has appointed Jan de Rijk Logistics as its road feeder service partner to extend its delivery network to more than 50 airports across Europe. The carrier says freight Forwarders will be able to take advantage of its expanding network between London and the US. It says shipments arriving in London from the US will be able to make onward connections t...

Norwegian orders 19 additional 344-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo) today made this announcement: Norwegian, Europe’s third largest low-cost airline, is continuing to expand its international operations by signing an agreement to purchase 19 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners – the order will help more than quadruple its current long-haul fleet to 38 aircraft within the next five years. The agreement is the largest sin...