I really like them and I hope thy can get around this and expand east towards Asia more. Btw how in the world did their MAX get stuck in Iran?
I’m pretty sure they don’t operate to Tehran or other Iranian cities
It seems like with aircraft like the 737 MAX, A320 Neo, 787, and more being more and more efficient low cost airlines have been given great confidence, but seem to be growing too fast for the model. Others that are successful like SWA, Frontier Spirit, Ryan Air, Allegiant, etc. seem to have taken a more long term approach, and now rival the big guys, it seems like these kind of explosive, overnight airlines are not something that the budget airline model can sustain…
The is the flip side of running the LoCo business model. All aircraft are leased, low tickets mean less cash in the bank as a reserve and whilst insurance will cover the B787 RR issue and the Gatwick issue, this will take time and other big payments need to be paid first!
I do hope they can survive, I have flown with them several times both short haul and long haul and think that they offer a good product for both tourists and business travellers.
I heard that IAG is heavily interested in the airline. Adding Norwegian to their portofolio would definitely expand their route network. Not to mention that they have a significant amount of flights out of London (Gatwick though)