Peter Defazio

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US aviation unions accuse Norwegian Air of using its Irish subsidiary as a flag of convenience to hire pilots and crews cheaply from agencies.

US legislators want to ban so-called “flag of convenience” airlines in a move one says was prompted by Irish-registered Norwegian Air International’s (...)

An employee works on the fuselage of a Boeing 737 MAX 9 test plane. Photograph:  Stephen Brashear/Getty

When Boeing’s Dreamliner was grounded in 2013, it took more than $20 million (€18 million) and three months to fix the problem. The crisis over its 73(...)

United Airlines chief Oscar Munoz before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee after David Dao was injured by Chicago Police as he was removed from a flight on April 9th. Photograph: Getty Images

United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz has apologised in a congressional hearing in Washington for an incident in which a passenger was forcibly (...)

US president-elect Donald Trump has been asked to revoke Norwegian Air International’s  foreign carrier’s permit, which allows it to fly between the EU and US. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

More than 100 US legislators have asked US president-elect Donald Trump to revoke a permit allowing Norwegian Air International to fly from Cork and S(...)

Norwegian Air wants to launch cheap flights between Europe and North America. Photograph: iStock

Peter DeFazio, the US congressman opposed to Irish-based Norwegian Air International launching cheap transatlantic flights, accepted $140,000 (€126,3(...)

Washington’s department of transportation has stymied Norwegian’s plans by so far refusing to grant it a foreign carrier’s permit

US congressman Peter DeFazio’s claims about Norwegian Air International in a letter to EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc echo most of those alrea(...)

 Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to offer low-cost flights from Europe to the US, including routes from the Cork and Shannon. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

One of the US congressmen lobbied by Irish businesses to allow Norwegian Air International to launch services from Cork and Shannon to Boston says he (...)

Cork Airport  director Niall McCarthy said the claims about Norwegian Air International using crews on cheap Asian contracts on the proposed Cork-Boston service were without foundation. Photograph: J Stiegler/Creative Commons

Management at Cork Airport have rejected claims by a US congressman that the granting of a foreign carrier permit to Norwegian Air International to fl(...)

Norwegian Air International  plans to fly from Shannon and Cork airports to cities in the US if its gets a final permit from the US. Photograph: Frank Miller

Shannon Airport has formally backed Norwegian Air International’s bid for a licence to fly to the US from the EU. The airline, an Irish-registered su(...)

CityJet announced it planned to axe its service from Cork to London City Airport, saying demand for the service was too low.

It has been a mixed few weeks on the news front for Cork Airport. Just days ago CityJet announced that it planned to axe its service from there to Lon(...)

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