COVID-19 heavily impacts Norwegian’s September traffic figures
Norwegian’s traffic figures for September are heavily influenced by lower demand caused by new and stricter travel restrictions across Europe.
Norwegian Air commits to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030
Norwegian has launched a new environmental sustainability strategy that will begin immediately and deliver several industry leading targets. Cutting CO2 emissions by 45 percent, remove all non-recyclable plastics and recycle all single-use plastics are key commitments in the new strategy. The goal is in line with the 1.5°C (2.7°F) target set forth in the Paris Agreement.
Norwegian's August 2020 traffic figures heavily influenced by travel restrictions and drop in demand
Norwegian’s traffic figures for August are heavily influenced by the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent travel restrictions and drop in demand. In August, capacity was 94% lower than last year, while the flights that were operated had a load factor of 62.1%.
Norwegian finalizes recapitalization and secures state aid
Norwegian confirms that the restructuring is completed and that the state loan guarantee of in total NOK 3 billion has been approved. The company has now converted NOK 12.7 billion of debt to equity and laid a solid foundation for the future, although the next months will remain challenging.
Norwegian Reward Named Airline Loyalty Program of the Year for the Fourth Consecutive Year
Norwegian Reward, the award-winning loyalty program of Norwegian Air, has been named Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa for the fourth consecutive year. In total, Norwegian Reward scored four Freddie Awards, a new record for the loyalty program, while being runner up in the two remaining categories.
Norwegian’s pilot and cabin crew companies in Sweden and Denmark file for bankruptcy
Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 almost all of Norwegian’s flight operations have been cancelled, while the costs for aircrew remain. The pilots and cabin crew in Scandinavia are employed in subsidiaries in the Norwegian Group. Despite the measures that the company has already taken to reduce costs, the Board of these companies are left with no choice but to apply for bankruptcy.
Norwegian aims to strengthen its balance sheet by converting debt to equity; Notice of extraordinary general meeting
Norwegian aims to strengthen its balance sheet by converting debt to equity to meet the requirements of the Norwegian state guarantee program and create a sustainable platform taking into account current shareholders and creditors alike.
Norwegian Air's March traffic figures heavily influenced by COVID-19 measures
The global outbreak of COVID-19 that took hold across the aviation industry throughout March has heavily influenced Norwegian´s traffic figures. The company experienced a dramatic drop in demand following government-imposed travel restrictions and a general travel decline.
Norwegian fulfils criteria for initial NOK 300 million in guarantee from the Norwegian Government
OSLO, NORWAY (MARCH 24, 2020) – Reference is made to the press release by the Norwegian Government on 19 March 2020 regarding the financial measures to support the Norwegian airline industry and the subsequent stock exchange notice from Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (the “Company” or “Norwegian”).Norwegian is pleased to announce that two Nordic banks have obtained credit committee approval to provide
Norwegian to cancel 85 percent of its flights and temporarily layoff approximately 7,300 colleagues
The COVID-19 situation is escalating by the hour and due to stagnating demand and enforced travel restrictions by authorities worldwide, Norwegian will gradually cancel most of its flights and temporarily lay off a major share of its workforce.
Corona crisis: Norwegian positive to the government’s tax cut – further measures with immediate liquidity effect are crucial
OSLO, NORWAY (MARCH 13, 2020) – The global spread of coronavirus has had an enormous impact on the global aviation industry. At the beginning of the year, Norwegian expected to deliver a positive result in 2020, however, this guidance had to be withdrawn due to this unprecedented situation. The company is continuously working to reduce costs even further. However, the corona crisis has now led to
Norwegian to suspend more than 4000 flights and implement layoffs
Following the U.S. ban on travel from most of Europe and the escalating coronavirus situation, Norwegian has decided to ground 40 percent of its long-haul fleet and cancel up to 25 percent of its short-haul flights until the end of May. The changes apply to the company’s entire route network.