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Norwegian Air Shuttle in 2012-2015

Post by airazurxtror » 06 May 2012, 14:49

After so many depressing news from a lot of airlines, let's have a look at a carriers which seemingly is doing fairly well : Norwegian Air Shuttle.
( most of the following informations I have found in an article by Eryl Crump in "Airliner World" for april 2012, pp 90 - 97)

NAS is the third budget carrier in Europe : in 2011, NAS carried 16 million pax with 62 B737 on high-frequency domestic flights, regular flights to business destinations such as London, Amsterdam, Paris and lower frequency flights to leisure destinations. All the recent aircraft have good leg-room, reclining seats, and WiFi.

NAS plan to buy 22 more B737-800, 100 A320neos (deliveries from 2015) and 100 B737MAX (deliveries from 2017), plus options; aiming to operate 241 aircraft by 2022.

Bjorn Kjos, CEO : High costs and old aircraft are a dangerous mix. There is no way you can fly an old aeroplane and be economically viable, given where fuel prices are going.

Also on order : 6 787 Dreamliners for long-haul routes. NAS plan to base at least some of them in Asia : "If we are able to fly with the Dreamliner within our existing infrastructure, but with an Asian crew, we should be able to operate the aircraft at 50% of the cost to our competitors".

With the new services progressively added this year, Norwegian will offer over 300 routes connecting its bases in the Nordic region to destinations in 36 countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Perhaps to Brussels in a not too distant future ? Let's hope !

http://www.norwegian.no/en/

Interesting :

http://annualreport.norwegian.no/2011/l ... areholders

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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by airazurxtror » 24 May 2012, 19:01

Two more Dreamliners for Norwegian :

http://media.norwegian.com/en/#/

Press Release May 24, 2012 08:55 CEST
Norwegian has signed an agreement to lease two additional Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners for its future long-haul operations. The company has previously entered into agreements to purchase three and lease three aircraft of the same type, securing a delivery of a total of eight Dreamliners.

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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by sn26567 » 08 Nov 2012, 11:37

Norwegian confirms that it will launch twice-weekly long-haul flights from both Oslo and Stockholm to New York (from 31 May 2013) and Bangkok (from 20 June 2013) with its newly delivered Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the first of which Norwegian will receive in April 2013. These flights will become thrice-weekly after one month, when the second 787 will be delivered. A total of 8 Dreamliners have been ordered.

Continuing its tradition of decorating its planes with 'pioneers', the first 787 will feature Hollywood star, triple Olympic champion, philanthropist, art collector, and museum founder Sonia Henie.
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Post by sn26567 » 08 Nov 2012, 17:30

A one-way ticket to New York was going for 999 Norwegian crowns ($170) on Wednesday until Norwegian's website crashed shortly after tickets went on sale.

To reduce costs, Norwegian will establish a base in Bangkok, flying to Europe with an Asia-based crew. The same crews will be used to fly to New York...
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by airazurxtror » 08 Nov 2012, 18:10

sn26567 wrote:To reduce costs, Norwegian will establish a base in Bangkok, flying to Europe with an Asia-based crew. The same crews will be used to fly to New York...
Says Bjorn Kjos, CEO : " with an Asian crew, we should be able to operate the aircraft at 50% of the cost to our competitors".
And, hopefully, at 50% of the competitors fares ...
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by airazurxtror » 22 Dec 2012, 10:28

Two new bases off Scandinavia, in 2013 : Gatwick and Alicante (third Spanish base after Malaga and Las Palmas).
Many new routes, including to France - but not yet to Belgium.
Let's hope it'll happen soon ! Norwegian Air Shuttle is a dynamic company, would be a sharp competitor for easyJet at Brussels.

http://www.air-journal.fr/2012-12-21-no ... 63119.html
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by sn26567 » 06 Mar 2013, 12:06

Norwegian Air Shuttle plugs 787 gap with A340s

Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch its long-haul services with Airbus A340s to make up for delivery delays of its Boeing 787s.

The Scandinavian carrier will wet-lease two A340-300s from Portuguese leasing specialist Hi Fly to begin its planned services from Oslo to New York JFK on May 30 and to Bangkok on June 23.

Boeing had warned Norwegian last month that the first two 787s, due for delivery in April and June from lessor ILFC, might be delayed.

Source: ATW online
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by Stij » 06 Mar 2013, 12:31

airazurxtror wrote:
sn26567 wrote:To reduce costs, Norwegian will establish a base in Bangkok, flying to Europe with an Asia-based crew. The same crews will be used to fly to New York...
Says Bjorn Kjos, CEO : " with an Asian crew, we should be able to operate the aircraft at 50% of the cost to our competitors".
And, hopefully, at 50% of the competitors fares ...
A bit late, but still, a thought...

what will we all be doing if "our" jobs are outsourced to SE Asia in order to fly cheaper to JFK, buy a cheaper chair at Ikea, or buy cheaper clothing at Massimo Dutti...

I mean: it's all fun and great upto the day it's YOUR job that's being "sacrificed" on the shrine of globalization in order to offer a cheaper service or product for the comsumers...

I'm worried, really...

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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by airazurxtror » 17 Mar 2013, 15:38

Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch 4 weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale from Copenhaguen (November 29) and Stockholm (December 1).

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida ... -gets.html
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by Stij » 18 Mar 2013, 09:56

Airazurxtror,

Made a little check on the fares and I think you're in for an unpleasant surprise: just as Air Berlin, they're not much cheaper than the full service airlines. For a round trip to FLL / MIA around Xmas they were actually more expensive!

It has been said before: low cost on long haul... much more difficult than on short haul. There's a reason your friend MOL didn't start long haul yet... the fuel and airplane cost (same for all) are to big a part of the total cost structure...

If I were CRL, I wouldn't lengthen the runway for long haul...

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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by sn26567 » 18 Mar 2013, 10:29

Stij wrote:the fuel and airplane cost (same for all) are to big a part of the total cost structure...
That's why Norwegian has decided to base its long-haul crews at Bangkok, providing for a significant cost reduction on the crew element of the structure. But they'll do it only when they'll receive their 787s.
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by crew1990 » 18 Mar 2013, 17:21

Stij wrote: If I were CRL, I wouldn't lengthen the runway for long haul...
Stij
CRL is not only about low cost. There are some holiday flight as well, the length of the runway, is not enough to go to Egypt for example.

Also CRL is one of the fatest growing airport in Europe, they are ambitious and will not focus on low cost only so lengthen the runway makes sense.

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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by sn26567 » 25 Apr 2013, 14:34

sn26567 wrote:Norwegian has decided to base its long-haul crews at Bangkok, providing for a significant cost reduction on the crew element of the structure.
In addition, Norwegian considers registering its long-haul jets in Ireland to circumvent Norwegian labour laws.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news ... -cut-costs
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by Air Key West » 26 Apr 2013, 16:29

How come Mol has not thought of this yet : fire all European flight attendants and replace them with even cheaper Asian cabin crew ?
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Post by airtrainer » 26 Apr 2013, 16:38

Air Key West wrote:How come Mol has not thought of this yet : fire all European flight attendants and replace them with even cheaper Asian cabin crew ?
Of course, and where do you base them ? Bangkok ? :lol:

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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by Air Key West » 26 Apr 2013, 22:36

Mol is full of imagination. He would find a way ;)
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by sn26567 » 24 May 2013, 12:44

Norwegian has unveiled new uniforms for the cabin crew of their Dreamliners.

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I'm surprised that the models are not Thai, since the cabin crew will be based in Bangkok...
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by crew1990 » 24 May 2013, 12:55

Oh my goodness what is this! :shock:

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Post by cathay belgium » 24 May 2013, 17:09

Strange, seeing these uniforms showed by european girlz when the ones they must wear them will al be asian ones!
I don't like them either! but going retro is in I should say..
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Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Post by OO-ITR » 24 May 2013, 23:17

sn26567 wrote:Norwegian has unveiled new uniforms for the cabin crew of their Dreamliners.

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I'm surprised that the models are not Thai, since the cabin crew will be based in Bangkok...

OMG. Who designed this? Zeeman? Lol

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