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Norwegian in 2016

Post by sn26567 » 11 Feb 2016, 11:46

Norwegian opens first Italian base at Rome Fiumicino

European budget carrier, Norwegian is to strengthen its presence in the Italian market from this summer by opening a new aircraft base at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. This will be the airline’s first base in Italy and 15th across Europe – it will initially be home to two Boeing 737-800 aircraft from March 27, 2016.

Norwegian has been serving the Italian market for over ten years, but first introduced flights into the capital city’s Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in March 2007 when it inaugurated flights to Rome from Oslo, shortly after adding onward links to Warsaw in Poland - it had previously served Rome’s Ciampino Airport. It now serves seven destinations from Fiumicino, comprising Bergen, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, London Gatwick, Oslo, Norway and Stockholm.

Rome is the airline’s largest destination in an Italian network that also includes Catania, Milan, Olbia, Palermo, Pisa and Venice. During the summer 2016 schedule it will account for 64.7 per cent of the airline’s total departure capacity in Italy, according to OAG data, offering around 520,000 seats in and out of Rome.

We are very pleased to open our first Italian base at Fiumicino since the airport plays an important and strategic role in our development plans. Rome is the premier gateway into Italy so not surprisingly, Fiumicino generates two thirds of our passenger volume in Italy. This is why, for the upcoming summer season we will put on sale almost 500,000 seats,” said Bjørn Kjos, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian.

The new Rome base is part of a continued growth of Norwegian’s activities outside of its Nordic roots. Although its network is currently solely based on short-haul routes, it will offer long-haul connection opportunities to Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland/San Francisco and Orlando via its four European gateways to North America. In the future long-haul services from Rome are under consideration, according to the carrier.

The growth of Norwegian's activities in Italy has been significant - capacity is up an average of 22.0 per cent per year since the start of the decade - it still remains only a small fish in a big pond. The airline is currently only the 22nd largest operator in the country's international market based on last year's schedules with just a 0.8 per cent share of total international capacity.

Norwegian is continuing its fleet renewal in 2016, with the planned delivery of 21 new aircraft. A total of 17 Boeing 737-800s and four 787-9 Dreamliners are due to be delivered this year. Norwegian is also due to receive four Airbus A320 neos that it will lease out. In addition, seven older 737-800s will depart the fleet.

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Post by sn26567 » 18 Feb 2016, 11:48

Norwegian to start Paris CDG transatlantic flights?

Norwegian is planning to start long-haul operations out of Paris CDG this summer, France's La Tribune newspaper has reported.

Using its fleet of B787-8s and soon, B787-9s, the LCC is planning to serve Los Angeles Int'l, New York JFK, and Fort Lauderdale Int'l in the United States using a pair of slots recently allocated to it by the French authorities for a proposed Oslo Gardermoen regional service.

According to the paper, the carrier had planned to supplement its existing Paris Orly regional European operations with flights to Los Angeles this summer but ultimately failed to secure the requisite slot allocations.

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Post by sn26567 » 04 Mar 2016, 23:34

European Union urged US regulators to allow Norwegian to fly to the US from Ireland, warning that it may escalate the matter after two years of deadlock.

Norway is not part of the EU...
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Re: Norwegian in 2016

Post by Flanker2 » 05 Mar 2016, 02:31

Norway pays about 1.8 billion Euro's per annum to the EU, so the EU also needs to give back.
They are the 10th largest contributor to the EU despite not being a member.

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Post by sn26567 » 19 Mar 2016, 18:40

Two very recent pieces of news concerning Norwegian:

Norwegian Air Shuttle dispute with US regulators over its wish to fly more transatlantic routes will likely go to arbitration, said CEO Bjorn Kjos.

Norwegian pledged to locate 50 B787s (!) at London Gatwick if a second runway is built at the airport. Carrier also plans to base 100 short-haul planes at the West Sussex airport following expansion.
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Post by sn26567 » 22 Mar 2016, 18:31

Norwegian signed an agreement to lease an additional two new B787-9s, on lease from AerCap (Netherlands). Both aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2018. With this new agreement, the carrier’s long-haul fleet will consist of 40 Dreamliners by 2020.

Norwegian also signed one-year contract with euroAtlantic Airways for one B767-300ER, serial 25535, to be available as replacement aircraft in the event of an AOG. The agreement is effective May 2016.
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Post by sn26567 » 16 Apr 2016, 00:06

Norwegian Air International (Ireland) will be granted foreign air carrier permit by US regulators, thus allowing the carrier to begin operations to the US, including the first-ever service between Boston and Cork.
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Post by sn26567 » 09 May 2016, 23:38

Norwegian Air International to launch domestic services in Spain, from Palma Mallorca to Barcelona and Madrid, on 01 June 2016.

Norwegian Air International to lease A320 and B737-800 from other carriers, including AirExplore (Slovakia), DOT (Lithuania), NEOS (Italy) and Titan Airways (UK), between June and September 2016 to support its operations. These aircraft will be mainly operating from its bases in Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga.
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Post by Flanker2 » 10 May 2016, 01:35

I don't understand all the fuss about Norwegian and I don't understand why it is followed on luchtzak.be.
On average since their creation, they have not been profitable with very poor ROI for investors. I really wonder who injected all the capital into them, but I think that there must be a lot of Norwegian State interests in there through constructions.

Sure, they have very ambitious growth plans, but I doubt that they will become more profitable.
There just ins't the focus that they need. They want to open a base in about every major city in Europe and operate mainline routes from there.

They have a lot of capital, so they can survive several years even with very ambitious growth plans and ensuing losses. Their business model is not sustainable, their load factors are too low and fares too high.
Their longhaul routes do not benefit from mass outside their Scandinavian bases. Also, the aircraft that they are using for longhaul don't have low enough unit cost for low cost operations and the C class is not good enough. Some Asian airlines have a Y+ hard product that is comparable.

It will be interesting to see whether they will survive the next financial crash and higher oil prices, if their unjustified big fleet expansion plans don't kill them first.

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Post by Poiu » 10 May 2016, 09:14

I am with Flanker, Norwegian will be one of the first victims of the next hick up in aviation (fuel price, economic downturn, war,...)
A massive overcapacity storm is building up in aviation, this will lead to a fare war. Norwegian with his massive debts and a huge order of aircraft with no money to pay for it won't survive.
EasyJet just announced their first summer base in PMI, others will probably follow. They are after Norwegian and Air Berlin.
EasyJet and Ryanair have enough money in the bank to fly their passengers around for free during a whole year, they are looking forward to soaring oil prices, during which they won't raise ticket prices. Airlines who,today, are still having their passengers paying a fuel surcharge (!), in order to post a modest profit, won't survive.
A pitty because Norwegian is offering a very nice product.

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Post by sn26567 » 28 Jun 2016, 23:12

Norwegian will offer service from Ft Lauderdale to Pointe-a-Pitre as of 17 December 2016.

Norwegian will wet lease F100s to operate domestic routes during Summer 2016, with Denim Air (Netherlands) among the three operators. Norwegian will also lease one A320 from Titan Airways (UK), one A320 from DOT (Lithuania), one B737 from NEOS (Italy) and one B737-800 from AirExplore (Slovakia) for its international routes.
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Post by sn26567 » 02 Jul 2016, 15:59

Norwegian UK had its foreign air carrier permit application dismissed by US DOT for exemption authority. Norwegian UK’s permit application thereby remains pending.
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Post by sn26567 » 08 Sep 2016, 18:20

Norwegian to go long-haul from Barcelona in 2Q 2017

Norwegian has announced it will begin long haul operations out of Barcelona El Prat during summer of next year.

The LCC said in a statement that flights to Newark (4x weekly), Los Angeles Int'l (3x weekly); Oakland (3x weekly); and Fort Lauderdale Int'l (2x weekly), would commence effective June 5, 2017.

"The launch of direct flights between Barcelona and the United States is a new milestone for Norwegian," CEO Bjorn Kjos said. "Spain is an important market for us where we have been very well received since we launched here. Many Spaniards choose to fly Norwegian on domestic Spanish routes and routes to other parts of Europe. An increasing number of Americans also fly with us to Europe, and we look forward to welcoming even more travelers from both sides of the Atlantic."

Currently, Norwegian's operations at the Catalonian gateway include routes to Bergen, Berlin Schönefeld, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham Int'l, Copenhagen Kastrup, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Gothenburg Landvetter, Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel, Helsinki Vantaa, Las Palmas, London Gatwick, Manchester Int'l, Oslo Gardermoen, Palma Son Sant Joan, Stavanger, Stockholm Arlanda, Tenerife Norte, Trondheim and Warsaw Chopin.

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Post by sn26567 » 11 Sep 2016, 12:01

Norwegian has now four (!) IATA codes:

- DY Norwegian Air Shuttle (the original one)
- D8 Norwegian Air International

and the two newly filed:

- DH Norwegian Air Norway (!)
- DI Norwegian Air UK

Too much is too much, methinks.
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Post by sn26567 » 03 Oct 2016, 11:42

Norwegian files intra-Europe Boeing 787 schedule in Summer 2017

Norwegian in last week’s schedule update has filed a number of intra-European service by the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, mainly operating to/from Oslo for summer 2017 season. Preliminary schedule filing as follow, effective 26MAR17.

Oslo – Barcelona

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DY1738 OSL0645 – 1005BCN 788 157
DY1739 BCN1215 – 1540OSL 788 157
Boeing 787-9 scheduled to operate this flight from 09JUN17 to 30JUL17. Reservation for this flight is currently not available.

Oslo – Nice

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DY1406 OSL1710 – 2005NCE 788 x23
DY1407 NCE2105 – 2355OSL 788 x23
Boeing 787-9 scheduled to operate this flight from 08JUN17 to 29JUL17. Reservation for Day 47, as well as Day 15 from 19JUN17 to 28JUL17 is available.

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Post by sn26567 » 10 Oct 2016, 22:48

Norwegian plans to establish Buenos Aires as a hub in South America with two B787s by end of 2017, as expansion across the Americas may see round-trip ticket prices across the North Atlantic fall to US$150. Routes to Santiago are also in the works.
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Re: Norwegian in 2016

Post by brusselsairlinesfan » 11 Oct 2016, 18:02

Does Norwegian have a bigger market share than SAS in the scandinavian countries now?

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Post by sn26567 » 07 Nov 2016, 23:39

Norwegian was given permission to fly over Russia on the route between Oslo and Bangkok, following two years of permission being rejected.
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Post by sn26567 » 14 Nov 2016, 18:47

Norwegian Air Shuttle is considering launching operations to both Macedonia and Slovenia.
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Re: Norwegian in 2016

Post by Charlie Roy » 16 Nov 2016, 00:44

http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/t ... st-too-hot

Meanwhile they are pulling out of Las Vegas :!:

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