Level Info – GB – More than 1000 jobs were lost in Gatwick when Norwegian closed its long haul network


In 2019, the Oslo-based airline flew more passengers to New York than any other overseas airline – many from Sussex Airport

More than 1000 pilots and cabin crew who work for the low-cost airline Norwegian in Gatwick learn that they have lost their jobs

The Oslo-based airline will give up its transatlantic and Asian network of long-haul flights – many of them at Sussex Airport

Around 1100 British crew members are laid off, a similar number in France, Italy, Spain and the USA

The company says: « Future demand remains highly uncertain. Under these circumstances, long-haul operations are not feasible for Norwegians and these operations will not continue »

The fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner long-haul jets has been on the ground since March 2020 and will no longer fly for the airline

Passengers whose future bookings have now been canceled « will be contacted directly and refunded, » says the airline

Norwegian says, « The Board of Directors of Legal Entities, which employ primarily long-distance workers in Italy, France, the UK and the US, has reached out to bankruptcy administrators »

Jacob Schram, CEO of the airline, said: “It is with a heavy heart that we have to accept that this affects committed colleagues from across the company

« I would like to thank each of our colleagues concerned for their tireless dedication and contribution to Norwegian over the years »

Mr Schram said, « We do not expect customer demand in the long haul sector to recover anytime soon and we will focus on developing our short haul network as we emerge from the reorganization process

« Our short haul network has always been the backbone of Norwegian and will form the basis for a future resilient business model »

Brian Strutton, Secretary General of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) said: « This news will be personally devastating to all Gatwick-based crew members

« The airline is grappling with the ongoing Covid crisis, despite the continued efforts of all of the company’s recognized unions who have worked tirelessly to remain flexible and accommodating.

« This is further evidence that the job death spiral I have been highlighting for months unfortunately continues. Make no mistake – aviation is still in a serious crisis »

Since the airline received an offer from British Airways’ parent company, IAG, worth 1 billion GBP refused, she’s financially faltering – and was hit extremely hard by the effective suspension of travel as a result of Covid-19

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Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/covid-norwegian-airline-jobs-gatwick-b1787103.html

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