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Norwegian gives the pilots unions one last chance to come to the negotiating table

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian Air Norway) (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) is struggling with a crippling strike by its two pilot groups, NPU and Parathyroid. Norwegian has issued this statement (translated from Norwegian) to the two groups giving the unions a deadline to come to the negotiating table:

Norwegian will soon go into the seventh day of pilot strikes creating a state of emergency throughout the Group. Enough is enough. Over 100,000 travelers have so far been affected by the pilot strikes. The management of Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) has received authority from the management of the parent company to save the group from the current crisis. There is also a clear desire of some pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark will have the opportunity to influence their own future.

Attempts to get negotiations going have failed with the unions.

There are different situations in the three Scandinavian countries and the Norwegian has received questions from the Swedish and Danish pilots who do not want to risk their own workplace a result of, among other things, the NPU’s requirements for defined benefit pension. The Danish pilots already have a Danish pension and the Swedish pilots have their Swedish pensions.

Norwegian has always been set to reach a settlement with the NPU and Parathyroid but management does not want or can assign to a group of employees to take control of Norwegiankoncernen. NAN has now given the NPU and Parathyroid one last chance to immediately come to the negotiating table.

The airline has given a deadline to the NPU and Parathyroid unions to come to the negotiating table.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.no) Boeing 737-8Q8 WL LN-NOD (msn 35280) with Sonja Henie on the tail arrives at Las Palmas (Gran Canaria).

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Ryanair to launch new Manchester winter services

Ryanair (Dubin) has announced it will launch a new Manchester winter route to/from Shannon as part of an extended Manchester winter 2014 schedule, with 24 routes in total, including four other new routes to Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lisbon and extra frequencies to Madrid, Riga and Rome.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS EI-DPK (msn 33610) arrives for landing at Tenerife Sur.

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Lufthansa to operate seasonal Munich-Gran Canaria flights

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) will launch a new route between its Munich hub and the Canary Island of Gran Canaria on October 26, 2014. An Airbus A321 with 200 seats and two classes will fly to the airport of Las Palmas, the largest city in the Canary Islands.

Lufthansa will fly to Gran Canaria between October 26, 2014 and April 12, 2015 on Sundays at 9.00 a.m.

Gran Canaria has a mild climate in winter, making a beach holiday possible at any time of the year. The island, which is volcanic in origin, is unique because of its extremely diverse landscape and is popular among hikers.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-131 D-AIRR (msn 567) taxies at Palma de Mallorca.

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Ryanair to add four new routes from Manchester in March

Ryanair (Dublin) in March will add four new routes from Manchester to Barcelona, Bologna, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. This will bring the total of MAN routes to 36.

Copyright Photo: SM Fitzwilliams Collection/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS EI-DCH (msn 33559) touches down in Dublin.

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Norwegain continues to expand after a profitable 2009

Copyright Photo: Alejandro Hernandez Leon. Pictured at Gran Canaria, Boeing 737-8JP LN-DYB (msn 39163) was acquired on October 8, 2009 but never carries the tail likeness of Norwegian writer Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910). Winner of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate, Bjørnson is considered one of "The Great Four" Norwegian writers.

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) continues to expand and add new routes in Scandinavia especially Sweden. The fast-growing low-fare airline will add a weekly Stockholm (Arlanda)-Tel Avia route in March followed by new Helsinki service from both Stockholm (Arlanda) and Oslo.

The company reported its best yearly financial results in 2009 when it posted a net profit of over $75 million.

Norwegian names Boeing 737-8FZ LN-NOU in honor of Carl von Linne

Copyright Photo: Alejandro Hdez Leon. Boeing 737-8FZ LN-NOU (msn 29674) prepares to land at Gran Canaria with the new look.

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) has named its Boeing 737-8FZ LN-NOU (msn 29674) for Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist Carl von Linne.

His real Swedish name is Carl Linnaeus and the Latinized form is Carolus Linnaeus, the name he used most when he published his scientific works in Latin.

BQB Lineas Aereas takes delivery of its first ATR 72

Copyright Photo: Alejandro Hdez Leon. 68-seat ATR 72-212A (ATR72-500) CX-JCL (msn 805) passed through Gran Canaria on February 10 on delivery.

BQB Lineas Aereas (Montevideo) is new airline in Uruguay owned by the owner of Buquebus, Juan Carlos Lopez Ore. The new project is awaiting its AOC but it intends to start scheduled operations in either April or May. The initial routes will connect Montevideo with Punta del Este, Buenos Aires (Aeroparque), Rosario and Cordova, Salto and Porto Alegre with two ATR 72s.