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Norwegian cancels 3,000 flights and sheds staff

Norwegian is cancelling about three,000 flights right up until mid-June subsequent a decline in need from the coronavirus outbreak.

That is about 15pc of the airline’s full capability for this period.

The company has also place numerous other measures in spot, like temporary layoffs of a “significant share of its workforce”.

Impacted buyers will be educated about cancellations.

Main executive Jacob Schram claimed: “Unfortunately, cancellations will affect a significant share of our colleagues at Norwegian. We have initiated formal consultations with our unions pertaining to temporary layoffs for traveling crew associates as perfectly as staff on the ground and in the offices.”

He included: “This is a vital time for the aviation business, like us at Norwegian. We really encourage the authorities to immediately apply measures to imminently cut down the monetary load on the airways in buy to defend essential infrastructure and work opportunities.”

The Telegraph documented on Sunday

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