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The pilot strike continues Friday – almost all domestic flights in Scandinavia are cancelled tomorrow

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2015 19:44 GMT

Norwegian’s passengers will again be affected by the pilot strike. Tomorrow, Friday, nearly 35,000 passengers will be affected. Almost all domestic flights in Norway, Sweden and Denmark will be cancelled due to the strike. This also applies to flights between the Scandinavian capitals.

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Enough is enough: Parat and NPU must meet at the negotiating table immediately

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2015 12:57 GMT

Norwegian will soon experience its seventh day of pilot strike - it's a state of emergency throughout the whole company. Enough is enough. Over 100,000 passengers have already been affected by the pilot strike. Norwegian Air Norway’s (NAN) management has received all authorizations from the management of the parent company Norwegian Air Shuttle to get the entire company out of the crisis that has been created. The management also has a clear desire to give the pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark a real opportunity to personally control their own professional future within the company.

Last night’s attempt to get the negotiations moving, were unsuccessful. Norwegian Air Norway’s negotiators wanted to bring Norway’s national mediator, Nils Dalseide, who was ready to step in. However, NPU and Parat did not want him to attend.

The situation is not the same for the three Scandinavian countries. Norwegian has been contacted by Swedish and Danish pilots who are very clear about not wanting to risk their own workplace as a result of the Norwegian pilots’ claim for contributory pensions. The Danish pilots are already on a Danish contribution scheme, while Swedes also have their own pension scheme.

Norwegian’s goal has always been to reach a solution together with NPU and Parat, but the management will not and cannot let one group of employees take control over the whole group. Therefore, NAN has now given NPU and Parat one last opportunity to come to the negotiating table immediately, where the demands for an agreement with the parent company and commercial control of the company are out.

The countdown begins; the deadline for NPI and Parat is 3 p.m. today.

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. The company reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with almost 24 million passengers in 2014. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 424 routes to 130 destinations and employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi on short haul, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 96 aircraft with an average age of only four years. In 2013 and 2014, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. In 2014, Norwegian also won three prizes at the prestigious Passenger Choice Awards for Best Airline in Europe, Best Inflight Connectivity & Communications and Best Single Achievement in Passenger Experience for its moving map on the 787 Dreamliners. In addition, Norwegian was awarded Europe's best low-cost airline by AirlineRatings.com for the second year running.

Norwegian will soon experience its seventh day of pilot strike - it's a state of emergency throughout the whole company. Enough is enough. Over 100,000 passengers have already been affected by the pilot strike.

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Norwegian carried 1.6 million passengers in February

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2015 07:00 GMT

Norwegian carried more than 1.6 million passengers in February 2015, an increase of seven percent compared to the same month last year. The load factor was 84.8 percent in February, up 5.5 percentage points.

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More than 35,0000 customers will be affected by the pilot strike in Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) tomorrow

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2015 21:37 GMT

All the domestic flights in Norway will be cancelled tomorrow, Thursday, due to the pilot strike in Norwegian Air Norway (NAN). In Sweden and Denmark, the strike will affect some of the domestic flights, while most of the flights between the Scandinavian capitals will be cancelled. The flights between Scandinavia and USA, and Scandinavia and Thailand will not be affected by the pilot strike.

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Domestic flights in Norway, Sweden and Denmark affected by pilot strike in Norwegian

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2015 21:00 GMT

More than 35,000 customers in Scandinavia will tomorrow be affected by the pilot strike at Norwegian. Ever since the weekend, Norwegian’s management has been trying to get a solution with Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU) and the union Parat to prevent that even more passengers are affected, without success.

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Mediation between Norwegian Pilot Union/Parat and Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) was unsuccessful

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2015 09:41 GMT

Norwegian regrets to inform that it was not possible to reach an agreement in the mediation between Norwegian’s subsidiary Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) and Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU). Norwegian’s goal is still to operate all flights on Saturday and Sunday as planned, as only a limited number of pilots are on strike this weekend.

Prior to the mediation, Norwegian had proposed several essential cost reductions to ensure a sustainable company and secure jobs in the future. Unfortunately, NPU/Parat did not meet these criteria. Instead, they had demands that conflicted with the collective agreement signed in 2013. NPU’s goal has been to control the company and the company’s production, obtain a collective agreement in a company they are not employed by, and that the Norwegian collective agreement should also apply outside Norway. Norwegian could not agree with the requirement of a common seniority list for all pilots; i.e. seniority in a company they are not employed in. In practice, this would mean that Scandinavian pilots could have an unfair advantage over colleagues at other bases in Europe.

“We would like to apologise to our passengers for the uncertainty this situation has caused. Our goal has always been to avoid a strike. Our wish has been to work out a common platform that takes into account the tough competition in the industry, secure everyone’s jobs and build a strong company for the future. We will now do everything we can to ensure that all our passengers are taken care of in the best possible way,” says Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian’s goal is to operate all flights on Saturday and Sunday as planned, as only a limited number of pilots are on strike this weekend. Pilots from the administration and pilots from our subsidiaries are on standby to ensure that only a limited number of passengers are affected.

Norwegian’s long-haul routes between Scandinavia/England and the USA/Asia will operate as normal. The conflict only applies to Norwegian’s Scandinavian subsidiary, Norwegian Air Norway (NAN).

We will do our utmost to ensure that passengers are taken care of in the best possible way according to EU regulations. Passengers can find information regarding specific routes on our Flight Status-page and general information regarding today’s traffic here.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. The company reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with almost 24 million passengers in 2014. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 424 routes to 130 destinations and employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi on short haul, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 96 aircraft with an average age of only four years. In 2013 and 2014, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. In 2014, Norwegian also won three prizes at the prestigious Passenger Choice Awards for Best Airline in Europe, Best Inflight Connectivity & Communications and Best Single Achievement in Passenger Experience for its moving map on the 787 Dreamliners. In addition, Norwegian was awarded Europe's best low-cost airline by AirlineRatings.com for the second year running.

Norwegian regrets to inform that it was not possible to reach an agreement in the mediation between Norwegian’s subsidiary Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) and Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU). Norwegian’s goal is still to operate all flights on Saturday and Sunday as planned, as only a limited number of pilots are on strike this weekend.

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Norwegian’s U.S. Based Flight Attendants Send Strong Message to President Obama

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2015 13:56 GMT

Norwegian’s U.S. based flight attendants have delivered letters to the Obama Administration urging the “swift approval” of the foreign air carrier permit application submitted by Norwegian’s affiliate, Norwegian Air International (NAI), an application that has been pending for over a year. More than 300 U.S. flight attendants work for Norwegian at their crew bases in New York and Fort Lauderdale.

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Strong expansion and fuel hedging for 2015 affect Norwegian’s 2014 results

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2015 06:10 GMT

Norwegian’s 2014 results are characterized by strong revenue and capacity growth as well as major investments for future expansion. Fuel hedging for 2015 for the amount of 459 MNOK was a considerable cost in 2014. Consequently, major costs for 2015 have already been covered. The company reported a net profit of -1,050 MNOK compared to 322 MNOK in 2013.

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Norwegian signs new agreement with tour operators

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2015 09:35 GMT

Norwegian continues its cooperation with several big tour operators by entering new agreements with TUI, Thomas Cook and Nazar. The agreements mean that Norwegian will fly charter passengers to several destinations in the Mediterranean. The agreements are worth over 400 million NOK and include almost 2,000 flights.

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Norwegian reports higher load factor and continued traffic growth in January 2015

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2015 07:00 GMT

Norwegian continues to grow in all markets. Norwegian carried more than 1.6 million passengers in January 2015, an increase of five percent compared to January last year. The load factor was 80 percent in January, up 5.2 percentage points.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. The company reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with almost 24 million passengers in 2014. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 424 routes to 130 destinations and employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi on short haul, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 96 aircraft with an average age of only four years. In 2013 and 2014, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. In 2014, Norwegian also won three prizes at the prestigious Passenger Choice Awards for Best Airline in Europe, Best Inflight Connectivity & Communications and Best Single Achievement in Passenger Experience for its moving map on the 787 Dreamliners. In addition, Norwegian was awarded Europe's best low-cost airline by AirlineRatings.com for the second year running.

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