ITF applauds US DOT decision on Norwegian Air

The ITF has applauded the decision on 2 September by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to refuse Norwegian Air International (NAI) – a key offender in attempting to introduce flags of convenience (FOCs) in aviation – an exemption for a foreign air carrier permit. The exemption would have allowed the carrier to launch an […]

September 6, 2014

Norwegian Air International: What’s past is prologue (

By Donald Marcus Will U.S. commercial aviation travel the same path as U.S. maritime where flags of convenience cripple an important part of our economy? Right now, the Senate must decide if it will join the House in passing legislation that will help prevent Norwegian Air International and similar fly-by-night flag-of-convenience operators from entering our […]

August 22, 2014

Risk of extensive strike in Norwegian airline (

The Norwegian airline with the same name is in danger of being thrown into a comprehensive strike by its cabin crew in Norway and Denmark within a short period of time. A strike could affect the company’s flights across much of Europe. The airline, which in 2012 signed the biggest deal ever in the history […]

May 15, 2014

Finnair hiring more foreign cabin crews (

Finnair is lowering operating costs by laying off Finnish employees and contracting more staff from abroad. The company says that employing American cabin crew members on its New York route as of March will create sizable savings. Already one-fifth of Finnair’s cabin personnel have been contracted from abroad. Over the past five years, Finnair has […]

February 10, 2014