Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Norwegian Air International, the Irish Hot Potato Gets Tossed to the US

It comes as no surprise to me that Ireland has approved the operating certificate of Norwegian Air International over the protests of labor unions and U.S. based airlines.  The decision to grant the airline permission to base its international division in Dublin means the airline is one step closer to its plan to offer no-frills, low fare flights between Europe, the United States and Asia. 

Kevin Humpreys, the chief of safety and regulation at the Irish Aviation Authority dismisses as "rubbish" the challenges by labor organizations including ALPA, the Air Line Pilots Association.