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Old 05-04-2020, 02:44 AM   #1  
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Somehow, against all odds, Norwegian has once again cheated death. This morning, shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the last set of steps required for Norwegian to secure all currently available state aid from the Norwegian government, and in the process has significantly reduced their outstanding debt. Reports out of Oslo now say the company is secure until the end of 2020 under the current operating plan (seven aircraft in operation). Going forward, the company will plan to run an operation that is about 40% smaller than the pre-Covid19 operation, with long haul operations concentrated in cities with the most profitable routes and with a more efficient staffing system. Long haul is not expected to come back until summer '21 at the earliest.

Norwegian is like cockroach, nothing can seem to kill it! LOL

Article is in Norwegian, but gives a decent summary so far:

https://www.dn.no/luftfart/norwegian...des/2-1-801870
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Certainly interesting. Wonder what routes they will start with come 2021. Assume the London routes. Also, with everything going on, they might end up at Heathrow.
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Somehow, against all odds, Norwegian has once again cheated death. This morning, shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the last set of steps required for Norwegian to secure all currently available state aid from the Norwegian government, and in the process has significantly reduced their outstanding debt. Reports out of Oslo now say the company is secure until the end of 2020 under the current operating plan (seven aircraft in operation). Going forward, the company will plan to run an operation that is about 40% smaller than the pre-Covid19 operation, with long haul operations concentrated in cities with the most profitable routes and with a more efficient staffing system. Long haul is not expected to come back until summer '21 at the earliest.

Norwegian is like cockroach, nothing can seem to kill it! LOL

Article is in Norwegian, but gives a decent summary so far:

https://www.dn.no/luftfart/norwegian...des/2-1-801870
So will Norwegian be the next Alitalia?
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So will Norwegian be the next Alitalia?
No, that'll be Lufthansa. State owned and dumping union T&Cs at the same time.
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The Norwegian gov't has decided to pull the plug on further financial support of DY.
Basically they accuse DY of lying to them earlier in the year in order to secure the initial bailout; the idea was they would shrink and focus on, well, Norway as a domestic carrier. Instead, DY had another plans for that money, leaving the Norwegian gov't none to pleased...
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/gove...norwegian-air/
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The Norwegian gov't has decided to pull the plug on further financial support of DY.
Basically they accuse DY of lying to them earlier in the year in order to secure the initial bailout; the idea was they would shrink and focus on, well, Norway as a domestic carrier. Instead, DY had another plans for that money, leaving the Norwegian gov't none to pleased...
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/gove...norwegian-air/

Norway as a domestic carrier? You were aware that the whole country only has a population somewhat over 5 million, with a million of those in Oslo itself? Spread out on 2000 inhabited islands?
And that by the time you get down to the tenth biggest “urban” area, you are talking under 50,000 population?

Once you get past the ten or twelve most populous areas a daily twin otter run would usually be more than adequate.
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Norway as a domestic carrier? You were aware that the whole country only has a population somewhat over 5 million, with a million of those in Oslo itself? Spread out on 2000 inhabited islands?
And that by the time you get down to the tenth biggest “urban” area, you are talking under 50,000 population?

Once you get past the ten or twelve most populous areas a daily twin otter run would usually be more than adequate.
Norwegian was a domestic/regional carrier for nearly 20 years before launching international operations. Part of the geography is exactly why they need a domestic carrier. Widerøe is another, existed for nearly 90 years doing primarily Norway Ops.
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Norway as a domestic carrier? You were aware that the whole country only has a population somewhat over 5 million, with a million of those in Oslo itself? Spread out on 2000 inhabited islands?
And that by the time you get down to the tenth biggest “urban” area, you are talking under 50,000 population?

Once you get past the ten or twelve most populous areas a daily twin otter run would usually be more than adequate.
Norway already has a pretty extensive domestic air network. a) they need it and b) they can afford it.
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Norway as a domestic carrier? You were aware that the whole country only has a population somewhat over 5 million, with a million of those in Oslo itself? Spread out on 2000 inhabited islands?
And that by the time you get down to the tenth biggest “urban” area, you are talking under 50,000 population?

Once you get past the ten or twelve most populous areas a daily twin otter run would usually be more than adequate.
I think they mean domestic as intra Europe of which given the European common market is essentially the equivalent of what Americans think as “domestic”.
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Out of interest, anyone know what SAS position is?
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