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Norwegian cancels 3,000 flights and sheds staff

Norwegian is cancelling about three,000 flights till mid-June following a drop in demand from customers from the coronavirus outbreak.

That is about 15pc of the airline’s total capacity for this interval.

The company has also put quite a few other measures in location, together with non permanent layoffs of a “substantial share of its workforce”.

Impacted buyers will be knowledgeable about cancellations.

Main executive Jacob Schram explained: “Unfortunately, cancellations will have an affect on a substantial share of our colleagues at Norwegian. We have initiated official consultations with our unions relating to non permanent layoffs for traveling crew associates as very well as staff on the ground and in the offices.”

He extra: “This is a critical time for the aviation marketplace, together with us at Norwegian. We really encourage the authorities to immediately put into practice measures to imminently lessen the economic stress on the airways in get to

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