As the situation continues to rapidly deteriorate for the carrier, Norwegian has confirmed it will ground 40 per cent of its long-haul fleet and cancel up to 25 per cent of its short-haul flights until the end of May.
The latest move comes in response to new travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration in the United States on travellers from Europe, and the spiralling coronavirus situation.
Jacob Schram, chief executive of Norwegian, said: “This is an unprecedented situation and our main priority continues to be the care and safety of our customers and colleagues.
“The new restrictions imposed further pressure on an already difficult situation.
“We urge international governments to act now to ensure that the aviation industry can protect jobs and continue to be a vital part of the global economic recovery.”
From now until March 29th, Norwegian will cancel the majority of its long-haul flights to the United States from Amsterdam, Madrid, Oslo, Stockholm, Barcelona and Paris.
All flights between Rome and the United States will be cancelled until the end of May.
From March 29th until the end of April, all flights from Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Athens and Oslo to the United States will be cancelled.
However, as the…