Mortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3445 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10882 times:
The Norwegian airline NORWEGIAN ( Norwegian Air Shuttle ) announces that they are ready and plans for 20 long haul routes within 4 to 5 years.
They plan on several destinations in Asia and the USA from Scandinavia:
New York and Bangkok has been mentioned earlier and now Norwegian indicates further destinations, like Miami and the American west coast. New Dehli and Bejing
Norwegian plans on leasing the planes for the intercontinental routes and spread departures from Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. The financing of the longhaul operations are planned to be kept seperate from the rest of the business.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31808 posts, RR: 72 Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10559 times:
Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 2):
How do traffic rights work for the Scandinavian countries? What sorts of permissions would DY need? And what is their capital structure: i.e., what's the business plan?
Any EU carrier can fly any route between any U.S. city and any EU city, regardless of the carrier's nationality. While Norway is not part of the EU, it, along with Iceland, is part of EU-U.S. Open Skies.
LN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1907 posts, RR: 14 Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10432 times:
Lots of words so far and no action. They haven't signed for any aircraft yet, and if they want to set uo an independent subsidiary, they will need an AOC. So there went 2010 ...
Don't expect any thing until earliest Summer 2011.
VC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1016 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10290 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 7): They've only tried Oslo twice to my knowledge. From Miami in the early 1980s (not sure if it ever even launched) and from Minneapolis in 1998 (lasted about five months).
Correct about MSP in 1998 for five months. There was service from MIA in the early 80s via JFK once or twice a week, perhaps via LGW some of the time, and, I believe, weekly service from MSP in the early-mid 80s as well (winding up in '85 or so?). Route maps from the time show one or the other of these services continuing on to ARN.