Norwegian Air Become Number One Transatlantic Flights

Norwegian Air Become Number One Transatlantic Flights. The Norwegian carrier replaced British Airways as the largest non-US airline on transatlantic routes to and from the New York area.

According to data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Norwegian transported 1.67 million passengers from the New York area in the last 12 months until the end of July, compared to 1.63 million transported by British Airways.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of norwegian air

Norwegian Air Become Number One Transatlantic Flights, pic: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

The impeccable Norwegian operator has grown rapidly in the transatlantic market over the past five years, promising British Airways owner IAG that he will try to buy it earlier this year.

The data showed that four US airlines, led by United, are the largest international airlines in the New York area, including John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International.

Air Canada is the largest non-US international airline, but its predominance is between the US. UU And Canada. Norwegian, along with other newcomers to the market, such as Wow Air, have driven the European long-haul market to recover the long-haul market, offering rates of up to half of those traditional carriers.

Traditional airlines have responded by selling a new class of discounted tickets and establishing, in the case of AGI, the new airline level to compete directly with Norwegian rates.

"Our commitment to New York is stronger than ever," said a BA spokeswoman. "We serve up to 70 times a week from our three London airports and recently announced a $ 65 million investment in new rooms, improved food, seats and purchases at JFK Terminal 7."

Lufthansa also started with long distance flights using its Eurowings brand. Last May, Norwegian said it rejected two approaches for AGI, which also owns the Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling brands, as they undervalued the company. IAG has a 4.6% share in Norwegian.

Norway's pace of growth (July 2017 figures show that it only transports 750,000 passengers to and from the New York area) has affected its finances and is facing increasing pressure to control its costs and consolidate its balance sheet.

"Rates have been too long for transatlantic routes that have long been dominated by carriers with obsolete legacies," said a Norwegian spokesman. "Norwegian will continue its expansion in the Big Apple with a third daily service between London and New York JFK starting on October 28."