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Home arrow News arrow Travel in the News arrow Norwegian Air International gets final approval for flights to U.S., despite opposition
Norwegian Air International gets final approval for flights to U.S., despite opposition
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
Despite opposition from American carriers, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final permit Friday to allow Norwegian Air International to fly in and out of the U.S. from a base in Ireland.

Opponents, including major U.S. carriers and airline labor groups, say Norwegian Air International is a subsidiary of a carrier based in Norway, but was created and based in Ireland to circumvent Norway’s more strict labor and tax laws and undercut the fares charged by rivals flying between Europe and the U.S.

But in approving a final ruling on a flight permit, the Department of Transportation said it found no legal reason to block the carrier from making regular flights into the country.

“Regardless of our appreciation of the public policy arguments raised by opponents, we have been advised that the law and our bilateral obligations leave us no avenue to reject this application,” the agency wrote in its final order.

Norwegian Air International is a subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle, one of Europe’s largest low-cost carriers. Norwegian Air Shuttle already flies into the U.S., but by creating a new Irish subsidiary, the parent company said it can more easily compete on flights between Europe and the U.S.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 December 2016 )
 
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