US authorities will grant Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) the rights to fly a low-cost service from the US, says Norwegian Airlines CEO Bjorn Kjos.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) rejected NAS’ plan on the grounds that its Ireland-based business would allow it to avoid US labour laws.
However, Kjos told attendees at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress yesterday (September 16) that he believes the DOT will grant the airline flying rights after the US congressional elections this autumn.
“After the elections, I guess it will come true,” he said. Frustrated by the lack of agreement so far, Kjos argued: “To the west we have access, but not to the east. We fly with the same crew, the same aircraft.”