The Norwegian airline Norwegian is closing a number of routes in Europe as well as flights to the UNITED states and the Middle east.
in Addition, dropping the company to have bases in several places in Europe. It informs the Norwegian in a press release.
the Closures are happening as part of a large austerity plan, which was published at the end of december.
- the Company has reached a point where the need to make necessary adjustments to its portfolio of routes in order to improve the sustainability and the financial results in this highly competitive market, says commercial director Helga Bollmann Leknes in a message.
Norwegian informs in the message are not, what are the specific routes that will be closed.
the Airline has not wanted to comment on it further.
the Closure of the bases are Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Mallorca, as well as the two american bases in New York and Providence.
in Addition, the company will not long have the bases for long-haul flights in Amsterdam, Bangkok and Fort Lauderdale in the UNITED states.
The Norwegian low-cost airline hopes to minimize the number of layoffs. There is no set number on how many there are expected to be affected by the changes.
the Norwegian is the latest year has grown significantly with many new routes and a considerable increase in the number of travellers.
But vokseværket is done through borrowed money. The debt is the recent years has increased significantly.
At the end of september sounded Norwegians debt of eur 30.1 billion Norwegian kroner. A year earlier was the debt 18,3 billion.
on Christmas eve heralded the company that needs to be saved two billion Norwegian kroner the next year.