Monday, 15 June 2015

Norwegian Airlines transfer of Boeing 787s from Irish register continues as CEO makes fresh appeal for US DOT approval

                                                 
Image courtesy of Norwegian 
Danish budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle 'Norwegian Airlines' has transferred three Boeing 787s that are currently registered to the airline's Irish subsidiary – Norwegian Air International (NAI) Ltd – under a 12-month exemption onto Norwegian aircraft register.

According to Danish Newspaper Aftenposten, on Wednesday that Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos has now sent a letter to US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx asking once again for a decision on the airline’s traffic rights to US destinations.

Norwegian has been waiting 15 months for the license for Norwegian Air International (NAI)  to continue and expand its US flights, pending approval from US authorities.  The carrier's expansion would challenge immunized joint ventures on North Atlantic whom control more than 80 percent of market.

The airline planned to establish a third US base, either in Los Angeles or Oakland, and fresh expansion would demand additional hiring of US pilots and cabin crews.  Bjørn Kjos claimed Norwegian Airlines could contribute towards meeting US President Barack Obama’s goal of creating thousands of new jobs in the tourism industry.

German Aviation website detailed the transfer of EI-LND, EI-LNF, EI-LNG to Norwegian register.

LN-LND Boeing 787-8 c/n 35310 Norwegian Longhaul Re-registered and back in service Copenhagen-New York JFK-Copenhagen 03/06/15 ex EI-LND.

LN-LNF Boeing 787-8 c/n 35313 Norwegian Longhaul Re-registered and back in service Copenhagen-New York JFK-Copenhagen 03/06/15 ex EI-LNF.

LN-LNG Boeing 787-8 c/n 35314 Norwegian Longhaul re-registered and in service Copenhagen-New York JFK-Copenhagen 10/06/15 ex EI-LNG.

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