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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...

Norwegian Air To Cut Costs, Expand Long-Haul

Norwegian Air will continue to cut costs as it builds economies of scale in its long-haul operation, chief executive Bjørn Kjos said. "It's on long-haul we could reduce costs further. We only have eight (Boeing 787) Dreamliners today. We'll have a total of 19 at the end of 2018 and we could easily fly up to 40-50," he said. "When we launch (Boeing 737) MA...

Norwegian and UNICEF to fly aid to Syrian refugees

Low-cost airline Norwegian and UNICEF will send an aircraft loaded with emergency aid and school supplies to help Syrian children living in refugee camps. In November, Norwegian’s UNICEF aircraft will take off for Amman in Jordan, a couple of hours’ drive from one of the largest refugee camps on the Syrian border. The initiative between Norwegian and UNICEF is aimed at helping so...

Norwegian Air CEO says $69 flights from U.S. to Europe around the corner

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 as early as 2017 by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview. Europe's third-largest budget airline is considering flights to Edinburgh and Bergen, Norway from U.S. airports that have little to no international service today, such as New York'...

Norwegian Air Ambulance becomes launch customer for the newly improved H135

The Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse AS) will be the first operator to purchase the technically improved H135. Three units have been ordered with the option for further helicopters in the future. The first delivery is planned for 2017. The Norwegian emergency medical services (EMS) operator will benefit from Airbus Helicopters’ enhancements to the versatile H135, which be...

Norwegian's Kjos says interline deal with Ryanair 'close'

Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardemoen) founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bjørn Kjos has confirmed that his airline is in cooperation talks with fellow budget operator and rival,Ryanair (FR,Dublin Int'l ). Kjos told Bloomberg news in an interview that the negotiations pertain to the Irish LCC providing feeder traffic to Norwegian Long Haul (DU, Oslo Gardemoen)...