Norwegian and Norwegian Reward

As Norwegian builds up its presence in the UK, and as its loyalty scheme Norwegian Reward starts to build up its UK membership, we have started to focus on the airline more closely. Here are our articles on Norwegian and Norwegian Reward.

Bits: good news on BA and Heathrow strikes, Norwegian closing Irish routes, £10 via Amex for £30 supermarket spend

News in brief: British Airways and Heathrow strike updates There is some good news for anyone concerned about disruption from the threatened British Airways pilot strike and the Heathrow Airport employees strike. As we reported over the weekend, British Airways mysteriously found some extra money […]

Norwegian’s founder and CEO resigns – what happens now?

Bjorn Kjos, the founder and major shareholder in Norwegian, stood down as CEO yesterday after 17 years.  He is being replaced on an interim basis by the CFO, Geir Karlson. There is an interesting barb directed at Kjos in the final line of the statement […]

Norwegian drops London Gatwick to Las Vegas

Norwegian has dropped its route from London Gatwick to Las Vegas.  It was due to return in October for the Winter season.  There is no mention of what arrangements, if any, will be made for affected passengers although flights from Gatwick to LA and San […]

With few aircraft to fly, Norwegian’s 787 Gatwick crews asked to slash hours or take unpaid leave

This isn’t our usual sort of Head for Points story, but with loyalty news slim over the Bank Holiday weekend I thought you would find this an interesting addition. Behind most stories we run on HFP about new airlines routes, closed routes, new hotels or […]

More Norwegian aircraft swaps at London Gatwick as the 787 engine problems drag on

Norwegian has announced more aircraft swaps at Gatwick. Poor old Norwegian is still struggling with availability of its Boeing 787-9 aircraft due to the industry-wide problems with the Rolls-Royce engines. The following airlines you’ve probably never heard of began operating services this week and will […]

JetBlue to launch low-cost London to New York and Boston flights – in 2021

Low-cost US airline JetBlue announced its first international routes last night – but not until 2021. The airline will be launching daily flights from London to both New York JFK and Boston. You are probably wondering which airport JetBlue will use.  It isn’t saying, and […]

EU bans all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights from its airspace – Norwegian and Tui impacted

The UK Civil Aviation Authority banned the Boeing 737 MAX 8 from operating in or over UK airspace on Tuesday afternoon.  In the evening, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency extended the ban to the whole of the EU.  This follows the crash of the […]

Norwegian launches its own attractive offer for The Economist

Norwegian has jumped on the bandwagon of airlines offering attractive subscription deals to The Economist.  This one is good – if you’re confident Norwegian won’t go bust. The Norwegian loyalty currency is CashPoints.  1 CashPoint is worth roughly 9p (it is based on the value […]

IAG will not be bidding for Norwegian Air and is selling its shareholding

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, issued a statement to the Stock Exchange on Thursday morning. Short and sweet, it says: “UPDATE ON NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE ASA International Airlines Group (IAG) confirms that it does not intend to make an offer for Norwegian Air Shuttle […]

Norwegian drops lounge access for Premium customers

Norwegian has quietly removed lounge access for the majority of its Premium customers. As posted by a HFP reader yesterday, it turns out that the rules were changed on 21st December.  From that point, only customers booking refundable PremiumFlex tickets have had lounge access included […]

Why Norwegian Reward is a more valuable scheme than it first appears

We don’t cover Norwegian much on Head for Points, although you can’t deny that they have become a major force on the European aviation scene. Norwegian is now the 8th largest airline in Europe and the 5th largest low cost carrier globally.  It flies over 500 routes […]

Norwegian Air secures a cash injection to carry on flying into 2019

Some press reports in Norway over the last week or so suggested that Norwegian Air was going to breach its banking covenants when they were tested on 31st December. It looks like the reports may have been correct, as the company unveiled a number of […]

An update on My Lounge Gatwick South – is Priority Pass or Lounge Club accepted?

Last week the new My Lounge in London Gatwick’s South Terminal opened. Some HFP readers were being turned away with Priority Pass and Lounge Club cards despite the website clearly saying that these are accepted.  The website has now been clarified, and states that the […]

Norwegian begins to drop secondary airports

Norwegian has announced two changes to its US network which indicate a change of strategy. Older readers will remember that, when Ryanair launched, it focused on flying to random airports in the middle of nowhere.  Hamburg flights went to Lubeck, for example.  The majority of […]

Norwegian launches Rio de Janeiro from London Gatwick

Norwegian announced yesterday that it is launching flights to Brazil.   From 31st March, Norwegian will fly four times per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) from London Gatwick.  The flights will use a Boeing 787-9 with both Economy and Premium. Lead-in pricing is £240 one-way in […]

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