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News: Norwegian reports net profit of £94m for third quarter

Norwegian has reported net profit of NOK1 billion (£94million) for the third quarter of 2016, an improvement of four per cent compared to the same quarter previous year. The load factor increased to 92 per cent. The passenger development has been positive in all of Norwegian’s key markets, with a significant growth in the US and Spain. The third quarter was characterised by strong international passenger growth and a high load factor, as well as fleet growth- and renewal. The company carried 9.8 million passengers, an increase of 14 per…

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News: Norwegian Cruise Line restructures EMEA operations

Norwegian Cruise Line has experienced rapid growth worldwide during the past few years, in particular in the UK market, which is now Norwegians largest international market outside of the USA. As a result of this success and taking the potential of the UK market into account, the cruise line has announced an organisational restructure in the EMEA region. The region is being restructured into two distinctive markets: Continental Europe and Scandinavia; and UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa. These markets will be responsible for their own sales and marketing activities…

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News: Norwegian UK given foreign air carrier permit by US department of transport

Norwegian has welcomed news that its British subsidiary has been granted a foreign air carrier permit by the US department of transportation. The permit allows Norwegian UK to operate flights between the UK, Europe and the United States. The subsidiary was set up in 2015 to allow Norwegian to build on its growing long-haul operations by accessing bilateral traffic rights to a series of global markets. Using the new traffic rights, Norwegian has already announced plans for new routes to Singapore launching next week and Argentina starting in February 2018….

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News: Norwegian reaches new passenger milestone in July

Norwegian marked another milestone in July, as the company carried more than 3.3 million passengers in a single month. The total number of passengers increased by 15 per cent compared to the same month last year, while the load factor at the airline was 94 per cent.Norwegian carried 3,358,565 passengers in July. The total traffic growth increased by 23 per cent during the month, driven by a 24 per cent capacity growth. The load factor was a solid 94 per cent network-wide, and the intercontinental routes had a load factor…

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News: Norwegian UK granted tentative US air carrier permit

Norwegian has confirmed its British subsidiary, Norwegian UK, has been given tentative approval by the United States department of transportation for a foreign air carrier permit. The approval reaffirms that the NUK application is in full compliance with the EU–US Open Skies Agreement. When finalised by the department of transportation, the permit will allow Norwegian’s UK subsidiary to operate low-cost flights between the US and Europe. Norwegian flies from five UK airports (Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast) carrying over five million UK passengers each year to more than 50…

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News: Norwegian welcomes first two Boeing 737 MAX 8s to fleet

Boeing and Norwegian have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first two 737 MAX 8s. Norwegian is the first European carrier to take delivery of the 737 MAX and will deploy the airplanes on transatlantic flights between northern Europe and the east coast of the United States. “We have been eagerly awaiting the delivery of our Boeing 737 MAX, and we are overjoyed to have it join our fleet today,” said Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian chief executive. “We are the first European airline to operate this brand-new aircraft, and we’re also…

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