Thomas, ar fi bine sa mentionam ca exista o oportunitate in piata datorita racirii relatiilor dintre SAS si Lufhansa, primilor neconvenindu-le ca majoritatea code-shareurilor se vor muta pe Germanwings. Primele rute sunt pe destinatii de vacanta, atacul fiind mai degraba pe piata traditionala Air Berlin.
"Norwegian Air Shuttle AS (NAS) will fly to three U.S. cities from Gatwick airport starting next year, expanding the discount carrier’s long-haul reach and restoring links between London’s second-biggest airport and New York.
The airline will add the routes in July, serving New York’s John F. Kennedy airport three times a week and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Los Angeles twice weekly, it said today at a press briefing in London. One-way fares will start at 149 pounds ($240) for New York, 199 pounds for Los Angeles and 179 pounds for Fort Lauderdale, 20 miles north of Miami...
The twin-aisle Dreamliner’s fuel efficiency and low maintenance requirements make it and the Airbus SAS A350 (EAD) “the only aircraft suitable” for low-cost long-distance flights, he said. Norwegian Air has configured its 787s with 291 seats." ( Chief Executive Officer Bjoern Kjos )
Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) founder and CEO Bjørn Kjos says his airline is considering using its base in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands to offer flights to South and Central America.
"We have a base in Las Palmas and from there we can allow thousands of Europeans to fly to the Caribbean or Brazil with our new aircraft. We can create a lot of jobs in the Canaries and this would be great for Spain," he told Spanish newspaper Expansion, in an interview.
Norwegian continues to expand its long-haul network with new direct routes. Starting November 2015, Norwegian will launch a non-stop service between London Gatwick and the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. As of May 2015, P*ula in Croatia will be a new destination from London Gatwick. The airline is also adding more weekly flights between London Gatwick and New York. Newsdesk - Norwegian