Norwegian Goes Local, Announces 85% Flight Cancelations And 7,300 Layoffs Because Of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Norwegian Air Service announced Monday that it will suspend 85% of its flights and lay off about 90% of its workforce—7,300 staff. The move follows similar steep cutbacks by fellow Nordic carriers SAS and Finnair. Norwegian Air International Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane with registration EI-FYI in Tenerife South…

Norwegian Goes Local, Announces 85% Flight Cancelations And 7,300 Layoffs Because Of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Norwegian Air Service announced Monday that it will suspend 85% of its flights and lay off about 90% of its workforce—7,300 staff. The move follows similar steep cutbacks by fellow Nordic carriers SAS and Finnair.

Norwegian Air International Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane with registration EI-FYI in Tenerife South – … [+] Reina Sofia International Airport TSF GCTS in Tenerife, Canary Islands in Spain. The aircraft is grounded since March 12, 2019 as the EASA – European Union Aviation Safety Agency suspended all flight operations of the 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 with a safety directive. The aircraft arrived from Helsinki Vantaa Airport HEL Finland and did not fly back. The aircraft has name and picture of Arthur Collins, American Radio Communications Pioneer. Norwegian Air Shuttle / NOR SHUTTLE / NAX / DY / Norwegian Long Haul / Norwegian International, the low-cost airline carrier with the subsidiaries had in service 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and orders of 184 more. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Starting on March 21, the pioneer of long-haul low-cost travel will fly a vastly reduced schedule focused pr
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