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Norwegian: We Have Sent The Bill To Boeing



Russian satellite network reported that earlier this week, a Norwegian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flying to Tel Aviv was forced to stop the route and return to Stockholm. The reason was that the company decided to ground all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after the Ethiopian crash.

“I would like to apologize to those customers who have been affected by the temporary grounding of our 737 MAX aircraft. Our customers are our main priority now,” says Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos. #flynorwegian

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Norwegian airlines spokesman Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen said on March 13: “We will send all the bills generated to Boeing.”

While Norwegian airlines is under strong financial pressure; the relevant grounding decision has a negative impact on the profitability of many airlines.

Boeing said in a commentary on the plane crash that the company was “completely confident” about the aircraft, but the aircraft manufacturer’s share price has fallen by 6.1%, causing Boeing stocks to lose $26.65 billion in market value.

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I am impressed by Norwegian’s strong stance when the B737 MAX 8 issues comes on top of their own financial hardships, for a LCC in Europe, they have been proven to be brave and adapt to adversity just like other legacy carriers.

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Emirates To Resume Flights To Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Harare and Mauritius, Boosting Global Network To 92 Destinations



Emirates Boeing777-300er

Emirates has announced on 24 September 2020 that it will resume flights to Johannesburg (1 October), Cape Town (1 October), Durban (4 October) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); and Mauritius (3 October). The addition of the five points will expand the Emirates’ global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations while prioritising the safety of its customers, crew and the communities it serves around the world. 

Emirates’ African network will also now extend to 19 cities.

Customers flying in and out of Emirates’ three South African gateways can safely connect to Dubai and to an array of onwards connections to Europe, the Far East, Middle East, West Asia and Australasia.

  • Johannesburg (1 October) in South Africa;
  • Cape Town (1 October) in South Africa;
  • Durban (4 October) in South Africa;
  • Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); 
  • Mauritius (3 October).

Emirates will operate to Harare with two weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service. The linked services will connect Zambia and Zimbabwe to key destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, Australasia and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai.

Flights from Dubai to Mauritius will initially operate once a week on Saturdays, supporting the Mauritian government’s repatriation efforts to bring its citizens home, and enabling the recovery of the country’s tourism industry by safely connecting leisure travellers from Europe, the Far East and the Middle East to the popular Indian Ocean island destination. 

Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

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