Sukhoi

Quid Pro Quo: Norwegian To Lease Russian Sukhoi Superjets?!

On the one hand, this sounds completely insane. On the other hand, maybe it's not quite as crazy as it sounds at first glance? For those of you not familiar with the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100), it's a Russian built jet that's somewhere between a regional…

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Norwegian 787

Norwegian Reports Record Third Quarter Profits

Norwegian has been struggling financially for quite a while. For years their focus was solely on market share rather than profitability, and that's a business model that no longer works, especially with the number of European airlines that we've seen…

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Norwegian 787

Fly Norwegian From The Arctic To (Almost) Antarctica

This is a total gimmick, though also totally awesome. Norwegian is promoting the fact that they fly to both the world's northernmost and southernmost commercial airports with a cool suggested itinerary for passengers. On September 21, 2019, Norwegian…

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Norwegian 787

Norwegian Relies On Bond Extension To Survive

Over the past couple of years we've seen quite a few airlines collapse, particularly low cost airlines in Europe. Norwegian is an airline that just seems to be hanging on by a thread for quite a while now. At the beginning of the year the airline announced…

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Norwegian 737

Norwegian Ending Transatlantic Flights From Ireland

Ouch... Norwegian has announced that they are cutting all transatlantic routes from Ireland as of September 15, 2019. This includes flights from Dublin, Cork, and Shannon, operating to the US and Canada. Specifically, their transatlantic routes out of…

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Norwegian Premium – 3

Norwegian Founder & CEO Steps Down

Today it was announced that Bjørn Kjos is stepping down as CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, a role that he has had for 17 years. While he will leave his current position, he will take on a new role as an advisor to the Chairman, with effect from today.…

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Norwegian Premium – 65

Norwegian Reports Huge First Quarter 2019 Loss (Again)

Norwegian has today reported their results for the first quarter of 2019, and they're... interesting. Keep in mind that historically the first quarter is one of the most challenging for European and transatlantic airlines, given weak demand in winter.…

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Norwegian 737

Norwegian Plane Finally Leaving Iran After 2+ Months

On December 14, 2018, a Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX 8 bound from Dubai to Oslo diverted to Shiraz, Iran. This diversion was due to an engine issue, and as usual, in a situation like that the priority is to get the plane on the ground as quickly and safely…

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Norwegian 737

Norwegian Ending All Caribbean Flights

For the past several years Norwegian has grown like crazy, as they've expanded both their short-haul and longhaul network. While many people may be familiar with Norwegian's transatlantic flights between North America and Europe, the airline has a lot…

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Norwegian 787 Premium – 1

Norwegian Cuts Free Booze In Premium Cabin

Norwegian has been in a challenging financial position, and the airline is working on reducing costs this year. They've undertaken an "extensive cost cutting initiative," which altogether is expected to save the airline $230 million. This comes in many…

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Norwegian Premium – 65

Norwegian Removes Lounge Access For Some Premium Passengers

Norwegian long haul flights on their Boeing 787 aircraft have a standard economy cabin, as well as a premium cabin, which Ben recently reviewed here. This product is really a 'premium economy' product rather than a 'business class' product (don't expect…

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Norwegian Wifi

Norwegian Introduces (Free) Wifi On Longhaul Flights

Just yesterday I published my review of Norwegian's 787-9 premium economy, in which I noted that flying with the airline would become even more compelling once they install wifi. In early 2018 Norwegian had announced that they'd install wifi on their…

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Norwegian Premium – 65

Review: Norwegian Premium 787-9 London To New York

I boarded through the second set of doors, where I was greeted by two very friendly flight attendants and pointed left into the premium economy cabin. Norwegian's 787-9 has a total of 56 premium economy seats, spread across eight rows in a 2-3-2 configuration.…

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