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.

Norwegian cancels 97 aircraft orders

Norwegian has dealt a blow to Boeing with the cancellation of 97 aircraft orders. Airlines have been renegotiating aircraft orders as the coronavirus pandemic crashes demand for air travel. In a bid to stay afloat, many airlines have been attempting to delay new arrivals as […]

Norwegian short haul flights to return to the UK

Whilst Norwegian has ditched long haul flying until 2021, it is preparing to restart some flights from the UK. From 1st July it intends to operate flights to Oslo and Copenhagen from both London Gatwick and Edinburgh.   This is far earlier than the planned 2021 […]

Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has brought back its EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other airline miles from just one night. The offer runs until the end of 2020.  If you don’t have any plans to […]

What’s the future of Gatwick Airport with BA, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic gone?

Gatwick Airport is not having the best of times at the moment.  No airport is having a great May, obviously, but at least Heathrow knows that the high value of its slots means that airlines will do everything possible to run a full schedule once […]

Norwegian set to survive although shareholders are wiped out

Impressively, Norwegian seems to have successfully managed to jump all of the hurdles required to unlock the substantial aid package offered by the Norwegian Government. The Government had agreed to provide a credit guarantee of NOK 3 billion (£230m).  The conditions were onerous, however, and […]

Will the British Airways / American Airlines joint venture be broken up if Virgin Atlantic goes bust?

However good your hearing is, you will have struggled to pick up the sound of British Airways demanding that Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian must not receive Government support and be allowed to fail. Have you wondered why? After all, Willie Walsh – CEO of BA’s […]

Norwegian secures a Government bail-out, whilst easyJet puts a UK-wide deal at risk

The first European airline bail-out (if you don’t include the nationalisation of Alitalia, which was already doomed!) has been finalised.  A 2nd bail-out, for Finnair, is expected to be agreed imminently albeit the Finnish Government is already a 56% shareholder in the airline. Norwegian has […]

Norwegian will ground 85% of flights and temporarily lay off 7,300 staff

Following our updates this morning regarding Virgin Atlantic cutting 75% of flights and IAG’s suspension of 75% of services across the group, Norwegian has just announced that it will be cancelling 85% of its flights and temporarily laying off approximately 90% of its workforce. The […]

Norwegian decides against launching flights from Heathrow Airport

Late last year Norwegian put its hat in the ring for the Heathrow slot lottery and was awarded a handful of summer 2020 slots. These takeoff and landing slots would have enabled it to launch three weekly flights from Heathrow Airport. Getting into Heathrow is, […]

EXCLUSIVE: Norwegian drops lounge access entirely for Premium passengers and starts charging for carry on baggage

In an effort to “move from growth to profitability,” Norwegian is continuing to tweak both its route network and its offering. Norwegian will no longer be offering lounge access to PremiumFlex passengers. The airline has quietly removed details of lounge access from its website, although […]

Norwegian to launch London Heathrow flights from March 2020, it seems

Well, here’s an interesting one.  Norwegian has been awarded six weekly slots at Heathrow Airport for the Summer 2020 season. Starting from late March and running to late October, Norwegian will be in a position to launch three flights per week, given that a take-off […]

HFP in Rio: My review of Norwegian Premium – cheaper than British Airways World Traveller Plus, but do you get less? (Part 1)

This is our review of Norwegian Premium on the Boeing 787-9, between London Gatwick and Rio de Janeiro. It is part of my series on my trip to Rio. Norwegian offered us complimentary flights but HFP paid for all of my incidental expenses. Norwegian flies […]

HFP in Rio: My review of Norwegian Premium – cheaper than British Airways World Traveller Plus, but do you get less? (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of Norwegian Premium, on a flight from London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro.  Part 1 of my Norwegian Premium review is here, which looks at the seat itself and compares the pricing and product offered by both Norwegian […]

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