Norwegian Boeing 737-800 (Credit Alan Wilson/Wikipedia)
Civil Aviation

LEVEL pegging with Norwegian

Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG), expects the group’s new long-haul low-cost carrier LEVEL to grow to 30 aircraft over the next five years, while a decision on where to launch its second base imminent. Speaking  at World Routes 2017, Walsh said the airline would grow to [read more]

A Monarch A320 (Image: Adrian Pingstone)
Civil Aviation

Norwegian looks to acquire Monarch

Norwegian  has  been named as one of the companies interested in the purchase of UK leisure specialist Monarch Airlines. The UK’s Press Association (PA) stated on Friday, September 22, that the Scandinavian budget carrier had approached Monarch over a deal to buy all – or part – of the business as it [read more]

Is ryanairs low-cost model falling apart?

Is Ryanair’s low-cost model falling apart?

There is no denying that Ryanair and its chief pilot, Michael O’Leary, have had a bad week. On Monday, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Ryanair both confirmed that talks on a flight connection agreement had come to nothing. Hardly surprising, given that Mr O’ accused Norwegian of not having the resources [read more]