The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar

Splash! Summer guide

Weekly business news
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 1:00 a.m.

Norwegian Air gets surge of applicants

LONDON — Norwegian Air Shuttle said it has received more than 5,500 applications for 300 U.S.-based cabin-crew posts as the discount carrier recruits staff for an expanding fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.
About 170 people have been offered jobs in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and New York, which the Fornebu-based airline serves from Scandinavia. Norwegian Air will also begin flying to New York and Los Angeles from London’s Gatwick Airport in July as the Dreamliner fleet grows from three to seven aircraft this year.
“Norwegian’s conditions are highly competitive,” Gunnar Martinsen, its human resources director, said Wednesday. Applicants include staff with experience at British Airways and United Airlines.
Norwegian Air aims to leverage the all composite 787’s lower operating costs to offer cut-price trans-Atlantic trips at a profit, where carriers such as Laker Airways have failed in the past. Glitches with the Dreamliner forced the company to delay peak-period flights over the winter holidays, sparking a backlash from customers and local media.
Norwegian entered long-haul flying from Scandinavia to New York, Ft. Lauderdale and Bangkok in 2013 and will add trips to Los Angeles, Oakland, Calif., and Orlando, Fla., this spring, in addition to the Gatwick services.
The airline is also committed to one of the most ambitious growth plans in the history of European aviation after ordering 222 Boeing and Airbus Group NV single-aisle planes worth $22 billion to grab sales in its main short-haul discount market.

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

HeraldNet highlights

Bad behavior
Bad behavior: Start of crab season brings out the worst in some
Longer, farther
Longer, farther: Air New Zealand gets first stretched 787
From seed to store
From seed to store: Photo essay: Follow marijuana from the grower to the seller
Summer spirits
Summer spirits: Four refreshing drinks for hot days, suggested by local experts