Norwegian ends long-haul flights to Thailand

Norwegian ends long-haul flights to Thailand

Jacob Schram poses for the media after being announced as the new CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, in Oslo, Nov 20, 2019. (AP file photo)
Jacob Schram poses for the media after being announced as the new CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, in Oslo, Nov 20, 2019. (AP file photo)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle says it is ending long-haul routes to Thailand and the United States from two Scandinavian capitals, citing technical issues with the Rolls Royce engines on Boeing 787s and low demand.

Norwegian Air says it had carried out “a thorough review” and concluded it would not resume flying to Bangkok, Krabi, New York and Los Angeles from Copenhagen and Stockholm after the winter break.

It will continue to fly to the US from Oslo and routes to Europe are not affected.

Senior Vice President Matthew Wood said Wednesday that Scandinavia “is not large enough to maintain intercontinental flights from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.”

Wood added that Norwegian has “had challenges with the Rolls Royce engines,” meaning “more aircraft on the ground. This affects the route programme.”


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