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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by Poiu » 07 Sep 2018, 17:09

sn26567 wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 16:05

Norwegian plans to announce further aircraft sales by end of 2018 including used B737s as well as some A320neos on order. The carrier has up to 90 A320neos for sale.
An airline selling their most valuable assests, aircraft, because they need cash is never a good sign!
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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by Boeing767copilot » 10 Sep 2018, 12:30

Norwegian is to end its Gatwick to Singapore route in early 2019 after just over a year in operation. The low-cost carrier plans to operate the Singapore service from Gatwick for the last time on January 10 next year. Norwegian only launched the route in September 2017.

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by Conti764 » 10 Sep 2018, 21:00

Haven't there been talks some time ago about Norwegian setting up a base at BRU? Every new/extra long haul flight is welcome...

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 10 Sep 2018, 21:26

Conti764 wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 21:00
Haven't there been talks some time ago about Norwegian setting up a base at BRU? Every new/extra long haul flight is welcome...
Anther Scandinavian airline has already taken an option....
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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 10 Sep 2018, 22:00

North US East Coast is for Primera Air. But who knows between South East Coast, inside US and the entire West Coast. Who will be first? AB or Norwegian?
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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 10 Sep 2018, 22:29

Norwegian Air Argentina now plans to open its domestic hub in Cordoba by 2Q 2019, with an investment of US$200 million and the creation of 100 jobs. The airline will close out 2018 with four aircraft and plans to take delivery of at least eight in 2019.
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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by Conti764 » 11 Sep 2018, 09:14

sn26567 wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 21:26
Conti764 wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 21:00
Haven't there been talks some time ago about Norwegian setting up a base at BRU? Every new/extra long haul flight is welcome...
Anther Scandinavian airline has already taken an option....
It doesn't mean Norwegian might not compete with Primera... It's not like they'd have a competitor on long haul except each other.

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 24 Sep 2018, 18:46

Norwegian is pulling the plug on its remaining flights from Edinburgh to the US, blaming the Scottish government for failing to cut air passenger duty.

Norwegian also ends Belfast to New York and Boston flights.

Long-haul low-cost in trouble?
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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by Ansett » 24 Sep 2018, 22:30

Trouble probably because of expanding too much too fast.
On the other hand, they might try many different routes to find out which ones work and which do not, in order to operate, in the end, only the profitable routes.
Time will tell...

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by 3toons » 24 Sep 2018, 22:57

sn26567 wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 18:46
Norwegian is pulling the plug on its remaining flights from Edinburgh to the US, blaming the Scottish government for failing to cut air passenger duty.

Norwegian also ends Belfast to New York and Boston flights.

Long-haul low-cost in trouble?
Unfortunately as the Scottish Government is a minority Government, they could not get enough support from the opposition for the required legislation to go through which would have reduced APD.

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by sean1982 » 25 Sep 2018, 00:33

sn26567 wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 18:46
Norwegian is pulling the plug on its remaining flights from Edinburgh to the US, blaming the Scottish government for failing to cut air passenger duty.

Norwegian also ends Belfast to New York and Boston flights.

Long-haul low-cost in trouble?
Saw a chart today on linkedin that none of the norwegian flights from the UK to USA are making a profit

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 22 Oct 2018, 20:57

Norwegian Air UK to operate service from London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale on 28 October, and to Denver and Chicago O’Hare on 01 and 02 November 2018, respectively, with a leased Wamos Air A330.
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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 24 Nov 2018, 22:24

Norwegian received the operational authorisation for its Swedish AOC, with Norwegian Air Sweden taking delivery of its first aircraft – a B737 MAX 8, serial 42835 – at Stockholm Arlanda. Norwegian will soon apply for traffic rights from US regulators to operate its new subsidiary to the US.
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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by Poiu » 22 Dec 2018, 12:13

Increasing financial problems at Norwegian: looking at divesting up to 140 aircraft in an attempt to survive, base closures, all pilot recruitment halted, selling to IAG back on the table.
Unsustainable growth is lethal in aviation!

https://www.newsinenglish.no/2018/12/20 ... e-trouble/

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by Poiu » 23 Dec 2018, 12:20

Forbes(*) claims Norwegian could collapse next week!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmarti ... 580a514e9b

*: see passenger’s comment below
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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by Passenger » 23 Dec 2018, 12:41

Poiu wrote:
23 Dec 2018, 12:20
Forbes claims Norwegian could collapse next week!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmarti ... 580a514e9b
It's not "Forbes claims". The article is not from Forbe's news desk: it's a contribution from Grant Martin, a free lance travel writer.

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 23 Dec 2018, 13:47

Passenger wrote:
23 Dec 2018, 12:41
Poiu wrote:
23 Dec 2018, 12:20
Forbes claims Norwegian could collapse next week!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmarti ... 580a514e9b
It's not "Forbes claims". The article is not from Forbe's news desk: it's a contribution from Grant Martin, a free lance travel writer.
I have asked Norwegian for a statement on the news item.

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 23 Dec 2018, 14:05

Michael O'Leary, who certainly knows very well how to manage a low-cost airline, has predicted the collapse of Norwegian years ago: uncontrolled expansion, acquisition of loads of aircraft, launch of long-haul routes without previous experience, etc. All the ingredients of an imminent bankruptcy seem to be present.
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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by jan_olieslagers » 23 Dec 2018, 14:13

Except the long-haul item, isn't that precisely what his own airline has been doing?

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Re: Norwegian in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 23 Dec 2018, 14:17

Norwegian spokesman Philip Allport told Aviation24.be: "This is pure speculation. Our liquidity is satisfactory, we attract hundreds of thousand of new passengers every month and we are currently working on selling parts of our fleet, which will further strengheten our financial situation."

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