Virgin America Begins Denver Service: Airline Pulse News and Notes for March 18, 2016
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Norwegian Air CEO Bjorn Kos has said that he expects that his airline’s dispute with U.S. regulators will most likely end up in arbitration. Norwegian’s Irish subsidiary has been waiting for more than two years to gain permission for flights to the U.S.
Icelandair has started flying from Chicago O’Hare to Reykjavik/Keflavik. The year-round service is the flag carrier’s fifteenth route in the United States. The airline will face no direct competition on the route.
Lufthansa has announced that it earned impressive profits last year despite the tragic crash of one of its Germanwings planes and disputes with employees. Net profits were €1.7 billion (US$1.9 billion) in 2015.
According to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, fliers are finding cheaper and cheaper airfares on key competitive routes as legacy carriers try to challenge low cost airlines.
Qatar Airways, which has been trying to expand in the United States, also has its eye on India. The airline’s CEO has publicly said that he wants to purchase a stake in successful Indian budget carrier IndiGo.
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