Source: Norwegian Air
Norwegian Air has announced they plan to ground most flights through April 2021.
According to The Points Guy, the low-cost air carrier currently has 95 percent of its aircraft currently grounded and doesn’t plan to resume long-haul international flights for at least a year.
Dear all our customers: We hope to welcome you back on board soon. This is the toughest time the aviation industry has ever experienced. We thank you for understanding that we’re doing our utmost to take care of you, our crew and our operation in these challenging times. ✈️ ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3aOhFue8es
— Norwegian (@Fly_Norwegian) March 30, 2020
In a meeting with bondholders, Norwegian predicted they won’t be fully operational under normal circumstances until January 2022.
The Points Guy reports the airline is currently operating 7 aircraft on short-haul Nordic routes through its “hibernation phase” until they gradually resume their European short-haul and long-haul flights in late spring 2021.
It is expected the airline will focus on re-introducing its more profitable long-haul flight routes first, including Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), and London Gatwick (LGW).