Marty St. George has been appointed interim chief commercial officer at Norwegian. He has extensive experience from the aviation industry, recently holding the position of chief commercial officer at Jet Blue Airways.
Jacob Schram has been selected as the new chief executive of low-cost carrier Norwegian. Geir Karlsen, who has led the airline on an interim basis following the surprise departure of Bjørn Kjos in July, will continue in the role of chief financial officer and deputy chief executive.
Norwegian Air has unveiled plans for a $175 million bond issue. The struggling airline said it hoped the move would raise enough cash to meet it needs through 2020 and beyond.
Struggling low-cost carrier Norwegian has agreed to establish a joint venture with China Construction Bank Leasing Corporation. The deal is designed to assist Norwegian with the finance for aircraft it has on order, with both partners taking an ownership stake in planes due to be delivered to the carrier.
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.