Norwegian riapre LGW e aumenta le rotte

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Norwegian to Restart Short Haul Flights from the UK and Serve a Wider European Network from July
Press release • Jun 17, 2020 07:01 BST

Norwegian is pleased to announce that in line with other European carriers and as a result of increased customer demand the airline will begin to operate flights between London Gatwick to Oslo, London Gatwick to Copenhagen, Edinburgh to Oslo and Edinburgh to Copenhagen from July 1st.
London to Oslo will be operated seven times a week, London to Copenhagen six times a week, Edinburgh to Oslo and Copenhagen twice a week respectively.
Jacob Schram, Norwegian CEO said: “Feedback from our customers has shown that they are keen to get back in the air and resume their travels with Norwegian beyond the current domestic services that we have been operating. Norwegian is returning to European skies with the reintroduction of more aircraft to serve our key destinations which will ensure that we remain in line with competing carriers. As competition in the industry begins to recover over the summer period Norwegian will be in a position to continue to offer our customers great value and service while contributing to the gradual yet important return to normality for both the tourism sector and society as a whole. Safety remains our top priority and we have introduced a number of specific measures to further reduce the already low risk of infection on board.”
Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO, said: “The restart of regular Norwegian services from Gatwick is very welcome news and reflects the strength of the relationship and success the airline has had at Gatwick in recent years, as well as the fact that consumer demand is picking up as more people want to start flying again. For our part, the airport is ready to go and we have implemented a range of measures to protect the wellbeing and safety of both passengers and staff in recent weeks. The wellbeing and safety of passengers and staff remains Gatwick’s top priority and – combined with the health measures announced by Norwegian –today’s news demonstrates that we are starting to see small green shoots of recovery.”
Since April Norwegian has only operated eight aircraft on domestic routes in Norway. Now another 12 aircraft will re-join the fleet and be put into operation across Scandinavia to serve our popular core destinations.
From July Norwegian will operate 76 routes across Europe from the airline’s Scandinavian hubs compared to the 13 domestic Norway only flights served today. Other destinations include Spain, Greece and key European cities.
Further destinations and frequency increases will be announced in due course subject to passenger demand and government travel restrictions.
For more information and to book visit www.norwegian.com
New protective safety measures introduced to further reduce the risk of infection.
As the health and safety of our customers and crew are always our first priority we have introduced a number of measures to minimise the risk of infection onboard our aircraft, including:
* Travellers that are six years and older must use a facemask when travelling with us, as is recommended by the European aviation authorities.
* Passengers will be asked to keep their distance during boarding and deboarding.
* Hand luggage should be placed under the seat in front to minimise queuing in the cabin. Hand luggage that is too big to be placed under the seat in front needs to be checked in beforehand.
* Passengers will be seated with as much distance between them as possible. The mid row seats will be the last to be occupied. Passengers and families travelling together will be seated together.
* There is no catering on board to minimise the contact between our customers and our crew.
* We disinfect the aircraft thoroughly according to strict guidelines and have placed extra focus on contact points on board. This reduces the risk for both passengers and cabin crew.
All our aircraft are fitted with an advanced air filtration system that removes bacteria and viruses in the air. It is the same technology that is used in hospitals and operation theatres. The air inside the cabin is filtered every three to four minutes so that our customers can feel safe that the air onboard is clean when travelling with us.
Evidence suggests that the risk of becoming infected on board an aircraft is low. If suspicion arises that there is a case of infection on board, we have routines and equipment in place to handle it in a safe manner.
About Norwegian
The Norwegian story began over 27 years ago - we were founded in 1993 but only began operating as a low-cost carrier with bigger Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Norwegian expanded across the globe as the airline launched short-haul services across Europe and then entered the long-haul sector serving the US, Asia and South America. We operate a modern and fuel-efficient fleet consisting of Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 737s.
We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.
From being voted for six consecutive years as Europe’s Best Low Cost airline and for five consecutive years as the World’s Best Low Cost Long Haul Airline by Skytrax to winning Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa for the fourth consecutive year at the 2020 Freddie Awards - In total Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product and innovation in the industry since 2012.
Norwegian has become part of the fabric of Nordic culture and we take great pride in exporting our Nordic values across the world.
 

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Norwegian Eyes December Return To Long-Haul Flying
byLinnea AhlgrenJuly 13, 2020
Beseiged low-cost carrier Norwegian is turning its post-pandemic gaze back westwards. It has now scheduled seven transatlantic routes from London’s Gatwick airport from December 9th.

Seven transatlantic routes

While troubled Norwegian previously made the grim forecast it would be returning to long-haul service only in spring next year; it seems things are looking a little brighter than anticipated.

As reported by Routesonline, the carrier’s UK branch intends to relaunch seven transatlantic services from London Gatwick beginning December 9th. While this is subject to change, the preliminary services out of the London airport for the winter schedule are as follows:


Boston: Five times per week from January 7th to March 21st, moving to daily after that.
Los Angeles: Five times per week from January 11th to February 14th, moving to nine times weekly after that.
Miami: Five times per week from January 12th to February 22nd, moving to daily after that.
New York (JFK): 16 times per week from January 9th to March 27th, moving to three times daily after that.

Orlando: Three times a week from January 11th to February 21st, moving to six times per week after that

San Francisco: Three times per week from January 19th to February 23rd, moving to four times per week after that.
Tampa: Twice weekly from January 11th to March 27th, moving to three times a week after that.
When approached for a comment, a Norwegian spokesperson provided Simple Flying with this statement,

“Long Haul operations remain very much part of the New Norwegian strategy on proven routes between key destinations. We continue to monitor the latest government travel restrictions and guidance in line with current passenger demand and will announce the resumption of operations when it is appropriate to do so.”


Back in the swing in Europe
Norwegian has also been ramping up its European operations this month, with 758 weekly flights out of Bergen, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm, with the addition of some regional routes.

Two of these, London – Oslo (daily), and London – Copenhagen (five per week), have already seen Norwegian return to Gatwick’s runways.

Norwegian aircraft at the terminal
Norwegian is currently operating a daily Gatwick to Oslo service. Photo: Norwegian

The “New Norwegian”
Back in May, Norwegian completed a recapitalization that handed over control of the company to aircraft lessors and bondholders, following dramatic negotiations that left shareholders with a mere 5.2% of the company.

The carrier also managed to secure a state-guaranteed loan of NOK 3 billion ($319 million) as a result of the restructuring. However, Norwegian, troubled by financial woes before the corona-crisis, has said it will likely need more capital if it is to survive.


The low-cost carrier launched the concept of the “New Norwegian” in April. In it, the airline envisions a reduced fleet of between 110 and 120 aircraft, about 30% less than pre-COVID numbers. During its “hibernation” phase at the height of pandemic-induced travel restrictions, the airline operated a mere seven.
 

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Colpo a sorpresa
Norwegian ripensa
al lungo raggio:
7 rotte da dicembre



Mentre l’industria del trasporto aereo fa i conti con le conseguenze dell’emergenza Coronavirus, Norwegian sembra pronta a stupire tutti. La filiale britannica del vettore norvegese avrebbe già pianificato il ritorno al lungo raggio, programmando per l’inizio di dicembre l’attivazione di sette rotte transatlantiche dall’aeroporto di Londra Gatwick.
Una mossa sorprendente. La compagnia aerea, dopo due anni di pesanti tagli sulla flotta e forti rinunce sul fronte dell'operativo (soprattutto long haul), aveva infatti ipotizzato un ritorno al long haul non prima della primavera del 2021.

Ora, forte degli aiuti governativi sembra pronta a muovere i primi passi verso il rilancio.

Le rotte
Secondo quanto segnalato da Routesoline, la low cost avrebbe schedulato il lancio di voli verso Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco e Tampa a partire dal 9 dicembre.

Sulla questione, un portavoce della low cost ha spiegato a simpleflying.com che “le operazioni di lungo raggio rimangono parte integrante della nuova strategia di Norwegian sulle rotte verso le destinazioni chiave. Continuiamo a monitorare le ultime restrizioni e le linee guida del Governo sui viaggi. Annunceremo la ripresa delle operazioni quando sarà opportuno farlo."
 

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E' possibile che sia un pressing dei lessor dei 787, nonchè neo azionisti?
Nel senso che a fronte della certezza di dover comunque tenere gli aerei (almeno in parte) sostenendone il costo del leasing, potrebbe convenire farli volare qualora gli incassi eccedessero le spese variabili.
 

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Norwegian leaves OSM and takes over full responsibility for 3,000 pilots and cabin crew in the USA, Spain and England

Norwegian Air Resources will become a permanent employer for 3,000 pilots after the agreement with OSM Aviation has been terminated, at the same time as the ownership in the company also ceases.

Norwegian and OSM Aviation have today signed an agreement which means that Norwegian Air Resources will from now on take over the full employer responsibility for the companies where flying personnel in Spain, England and the USA are employed. At the same time, Norwegian Air Resources and OSM are completely separated by Norwegian becoming the owner of OSM Aviation Limited, the company that until now has been jointly owned by Norwegian Air Resources and OSM Aviation.

- It is a big and important strategic step on the road for Nye Norwegian that we now take over the entire and full responsibility for the companies where we have our flying staff employed. Having direct communication with our own staff is absolutely crucial to building Nye Norwegian. We have been in a constructive dialogue with the pilots' unions in England, Spain and the USA and I hope and expect that this dialogue will continue in the same direction in the future. I am very pleased that we now have our employees and Red Nose Warriors in these countries directly employed in the Norwegian structure, says Norwegian's CEO Jacob Schram.

With the current agreement, flying personnel in the affected countries will come under Norwegian in line with Norway, France and Italy, where the companies for flying personnel are part of the Norwegian structure. However, the changes will not mean that laid-off employees will be able to return to work before traffic picks up again. The national conditions for redundancy will continue to apply.
 

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il governo norvegese non supporterà più la norwegian :(
Con il termine degli aiuti da parte del governo Norvegese temo si avvicini la fine per Norwegian, finora tutti l'avevano data per morta già da tempo ma erano sempre riusciti a sopravvivere con prestiti, trasformazione di crediti in azioni e aiuti di stato ma adesso non vedo cosa altro si potranno inventare...

Sul mercato interno norvegese una eventuale uscita di scena di Norwegian indirettamente favorirebbe i nuovi voli interni di Wizzair, infatti sarebbero gli unici a garantire un minimo di concorrenza contro il monopolio di SAS.
 

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Sul mercato interno norvegese una eventuale uscita di scena di Norwegian indirettamente favorirebbe i nuovi voli interni di Wizzair, infatti sarebbero gli unici a garantire un minimo di concorrenza contro il monopolio di SAS.
quindi e' un bene o un male?
 

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La prossima a scomparire? Speriamo di no per i dipendenti!
Certo la situazione è drammatica, la notizia che il governo Norvegese non aiuterà più la compagnia aerea è quasi l'anticamera del fallimento.
 
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Con aiuti di Stato infiniti si. Sempre.
Tanto ormai Alitalia è come la copertina di Linus ce la terremo sul groppone in eterno, verrà continuamente foraggiata.
Perché non farla (AZ) volare nel ricco mercato domestico Norvegese? AZNorge suona anche bene. Aggiungo anche un bel “Farvel Norwegian” pittato in fusoliera.
 

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Perché non farla (AZ) volare nel ricco mercato domestico Norvegese? AZNorge suona anche bene. Aggiungo anche un bel “Farvel Norwegian” pittato in fusoliera.
Buona idea, potrebbe "rubare" fette di mercato! Invece di una faccia ci mettiamo un bel piatto di pasta sulla coda e il gioco è fatto.
Tanto Cityliner diventa brand low cost, giusto?!
 
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I sindacati cosa dicono visto che stanno borbottando per l'entrata sulle rotte interne di Wizzair? Non danno nessun segnale?
 

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La compagnia ha licenziato temporaneamente, parlano di furlough. Si applica quando bisogna ridurre i costi al minimo ma il dipendente tecnicamente dovrebbe rientrare una volta passato il "periodaccio". Così come applicato su roma.