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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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