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 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 […]

Review of My Lounge airport lounge at London Gatwick’s South Terminal

This is our review of the new(ish) My Lounge at London Gatwick’s South terminal. It is part of my new ‘HFP in Rio’ series which will include a review of Norwegian’s premium economy seat which I flew to Rio de Janeiro two weeks ago.  I […]

Norwegian closing all of its Irish routes due to Boeing 737 MAX woes

Norwegian is pruning routes quite heavily as part of its ‘from growth to profitability’ initiative. In simple terms, this means getting rid of routes where it is losing money.  Gatwick to Las Vegas was given the chop recently, for example, as we covered here. The […]

Founder and CEO of airline Norwegian 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 flights from 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 Boeing 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 […]

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