Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3725 posts, RR: 31 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
When Braathens and SAS allude to the effects of low-cost competition in the Norwegian domestic market, they no doubt refer primarily to Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY). Any information in reply to any or all of the following questions concerning DY will be appreciated.
What is DY's service like? Are all of their aircraft configured with single-class cabins? What inflight services are offered on a complimentary basis or for purchase? Is pre-assigned seating offered?
Can DY tickets be purchased through channels other than their website, norwegian.no? Do they have interline ticketing or baggage transfer agreements with any other airlines?
How many Fokker 50s are in DY's fleet? What are some of the routes on which they are (were) operated? Aside from their 737-300s and F50s, does DY operate any other aircraft type(s)?
To what extent has DY diverted traffic from BU and SK, especially in the Norwegian domestic market? How are DY's load factors? Does DY have an extensive capital backing like the recent successful (so far, at least!) LCC startups in the U.S. and U.K.?
Again, thank for any information you can offer in reply to my questions.
BMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
I have never flown on them , but I have seen a bunch of their 737's at ARN. I would highly doubt that there are Business or First on them. It is a LCC, they have the cheapest fares on the OSL - ARN route.
You can probably find more info. on Norwegian.no (in English as well). If you haven't already looked there, that is.
Heisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1407 times:
I'll try to answer some of the questions.
Norwegian operates 8 B737-300, but 3 more will be added to their fleet the next couple of months. They are starting many new service the next months, and increasing the number of flights on their existing route network, both domestic and internationely There are 148 seats on board on all aircrafts, and there is only one-class! Free seating.
Since this is a LCC they offer no free inflight service to any destiantions. However you are able to buy soft drinks, beer, wine, sandwiches, coffe, tea etc on domestic services scheduled with flying times more than 1h30min.
This also applies on their routes between:
Oslo - London/STN
Oslo - Grenoble
Oslo - Stockholm
Oslo - Prag
Oslo - Budapest
Oslo - Malaga
Oslo - Faro
Oslo - Nice
Oslo - Murcia/Alicante
Oslo - Pisa
Oslo - Olbia/Sardinia
Oslo - Dubrovnik
Oslo - Berlin
Bergen - London/STN
Bergen - Nice
Bergen - Murcia/Alicante
Stavanger - Nice
Norwegian has a load factor at 75,4% on domestic routes in December 2003, and 71,3% when European routes are included. Looking for the last 12 months the numbers are 60,8% dom. and 62,5% in total.
52% of tickets are sold thru their web site and increasing every month.
Norwegian has approx 20% of the domestic market when only including the destinations where Norwegian operates in. The numbers are increasing.
As most LCC Norwegian only offer point to point service, which means that you may not check you luggage thru to your final destination if you need to transfer at a Norwegian airport. However over 70% of all travellers do not need to transfer since most only fly point to point.
Norwegian was launced at Oslo stock exchange Dec-03. They "sold"(don't know the correct English term for this - emision?) stocks for 200 million NOK. However when looking in to it to many wanted to buy their stocks. The total amount buyers wanted to buy stocks for was 1,75 billion NOK, so many was disappointed not getting hold of the stocks. I belive 17% of the stock holders are outside Norway.
On their web site you may get more information in English.http://www.norwegian.no
Tickets may be sold thru travel agents in Norway, and on other web sites than their own. I guess you may book thru their call center as well.