Norwegian and JetBlue have signed a letter of intent for an interline agreement. The partnership will allow customers to combine low fares in a convenient single booking for connecting flights between Europe and the Americas.
Norwegian has announced frequency increases between London Gatwick and United States destinations such as San Francisco and Tampa. The increases will take affect from March 29th next year and run throughout the summer 2020 schedule.
Bondholders at low-cost carrier Norwegian have accepted a plea to postpone payment of up to US$380 million by up to two years. Having offered lucrative take-off and landing slots at Gatwick Airport in London as security, the deal will provide the airline with some financial relief.
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The close partnership between the two companies will provide travellers booking their trips on eDreams, Opodo, GO Voyages and Travellink with greater access to Norwegian’s fares, offers, and ancillary services.
Bjørn Kjos has stepped down as the chief executive of Norwegian Air. The 72-year-old has led the organisation for 17 years, seeing it grow from a small regional airline to become one of the largest low-cost carriers in Europe.
Passenger numbers slipped slightly at Norwegian in June as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max continued to take a toll. Some 3,475,337 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in June; 21,948 less than the same month last year.
Niels Smedegaard has been nominated for the role of chairman at Norwegian Airlines ahead of the annual general meeting on May 7th. Born in 1962, Smedegaard is currently the president and chief executive of DFDS.
Norwegian has reported a full-year net loss of £131 million for financial 2018, a figure the carrier said had been adversely affected by engine issues, fuel hedge losses and tough competition.