Norwegian UK finally gets full approval from US DoT


For once US airlines and their lobbyists have failed to prevent competition across the Atlantic and Norwegian UK has, after some 3 years of foot dragging by two administrations, finally obtained full rights under the EU-US Open Skies treaty.

With Norwegian set to expand all over the US from the U.K., it can do so without restrictions as long as the U.K. is covered by the agreement. This may be more complicated later, as Brexit would technically take the U.K. about of the treaty. Norway isn’t in the EU which is why the company applied through a U.K. subsidiary. 

With Norwegian desperate to suck up cash from any available source to maintain its precipitously edgey expansion, it’s looking at yet more US destnations, Domestic Argentine flights start in February, and soon a route to Singapore opens from Gatwick. 

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