MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33441 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9829 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter): Any guesses? I could certainly see a scheduled NYC route, and maybe charters down to Florida.
New York is first, expected to be followed by Miami. The plan supposedly, as mentioned in other threads, is to hire FA's and base them (and I believe the planes, too) in the United States - cheaper labor than Scandinavia.
Polot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2465 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9116 times:
Quoting signol (Reply 5): Are Norway a party to the US-EU openskies agreement, as Norway is not part of the EU? I'd guess not, as surely they could operate what they like under openskies?
Norway is part of the openskies agreement, but new airlines still must get the necessary permission and permits to begin flying into the US (or into Europe in the case of a US airline). Assuming all the paperwork is filled out correctly and the government thinks that Norwegian is ready and able to perform the flights, it will all be rubber stamped and they can fly wherever they want assuming they have the slots/gates.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26489 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8982 times:
Norway falls under the US-EU Air Transport Agreement even though its not a direct member of the EU. Same with Iceland for instance.
Also regardless, an air carriers must still seek and meet the qualifications (ownership criteria, financial fitness, safety etc) to gain a foreign air carrier permit to enable it to conduct services to the US.
Once achieved while routes and frequencies would be not be restricted coming from open-skies participant there still remains the regulatory notification requirements to inform the US government of intended routes, frequencies etc.
[Edited 2012-05-11 20:57:36]
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asctty From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8118 times:
Norwegian have mushroomed spectacularly in Europe ove the last few years. Is any proposed expansion into new markets not likely to put the whole business at risk? Their fleet is all B733/8 aircraft after all?
Alnicocunife From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7248 times:
Expand or die! They have to do something to remain a viable entity going forward. If they can keep their cost low they will have the ability to fill the void of others that are falling by the wayside. I hope to see them in the USA. I love the colors of their planes.
Mortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6829 times:
Quoting asctty (Reply 9): Norwegian have mushroomed spectacularly in Europe ove the last few years. Is any proposed expansion into new markets not likely to put the whole business at risk? Their fleet is all B733/8 aircraft after all?
Quoting asctty (Reply 9): They have Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners on the way and has also an order for 100 Airbus 320 NEO's
I forgot to mention that they also have an order for 100 Boeing 737 8 MAX
Boeing 737 800
Boeing 737 800 MAX
Airbus 320 NEO
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner