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Norwegian Air to end Sweden, Denmark routes to U.S., Thailand

 

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A Norwegian Air plane is refuelled at Oslo Gardermoen airport, Norway November 7, 2019. Picture taken November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

 

OSLO (Reuters) - Budget airline Norwegian Air (NWC.OL) is ending flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the United States and Thailand while increasing the frequency with which it flies from several European cities to U.S. destinations, it said on Wednesday.

 

Flights between Oslo and the U.S. will continue, it added.

 

“Scandinavia isn’t big enough to maintain intercontinental flights from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen,” Senior Vice President Commercial Matthew Wood said in a statement.

 

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On 11/27/2019 at 6:32 PM, snoop1130 said:

 

“Scandinavia isn’t big enough to maintain intercontinental flights from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen,” Senior Vice President Commercial Matthew Wood said in a statement.

It is big enough but Scandinavians are not stupid to pay for nothing... A few years ago the flights was next to full, but the holiday and transportation cost must be justified as an example the Swedish Krona has been depreciated since 2014 4,50 until today 3,15 against THB...

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Well not entirely true, they will keep the winter route Oslo - Bangkok , but stop flying during the summer months April- September.
But flights to Thailand from Stockholm and Copenhagen are now history. 

I fly this route every year Oslo-BKK, and I hope it will be with Norwegian even after 2020. 

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21 hours ago, balo said:

Well not entirely true, they will keep the winter route Oslo - Bangkok , but stop flying during the summer months April- September.
But flights to Thailand from Stockholm and Copenhagen are now history. 

I fly this route every year Oslo-BKK, and I hope it will be with Norwegian even after 2020. 

I hope you are right but as it looks right now I'm not certain due to less people are traveling from Norway compared with Copenhagen and Stockholm , but I hope you are right, I don't want to use Thai Air. overpriced etc. ...

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On 11/29/2019 at 2:29 PM, spetersen said:

I'm not certain due to less people are traveling from Norway compared with Copenhagen and Stockholm

Maybe, but flights via Oslo are increasing , and it will help them to belong to a larger network when they team up with JetBlue in the US. 
But in the end it's the market that decides the next move.  

 

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The flights has always been full when I used them. This news hit me very hard. Perhaps it is the environmental taxes that the swedish government has added that made it impossible for norwegian airlines to make a profit. I will have to find a new path to Thailand.

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They were offering pilot positions to foreigners "Based" in BKK, no visa or work permit

assistance provided. Their contractor employment model is exploitative using every loophole to pass on social costs to the employee. I welcome their inevitable demise.

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8 hours ago, Captain Monday said:

Their contractor employment model is exploitative using every loophole to pass on social costs to the employee. I welcome their inevitable demise.

Complete nonsense. The salaries of Thai flight attendants with base in BKK , earns more than the Thai Airways staff!   As long as they follow the regulations in Thailand and are competitive they are not unhappy , on the contrary.  
Regarding the foreign pilots who are not Thai, if they choose to live in Thailand , why should they receive the same salary as Norwegian pilots living in Scandinavia, a 5 times more expensive country?  

 

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That's the point they were skirting Thai regulations by operating foreign register aircraft by pilots who were to be based in BKK while working as contractors for a (I believe Singapore) shell company.  What Thai visa do you need for that? 

 

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