It was announced on Monday that a new support package had been rejected by the Norwegian government, much to the disappointment of Norwegian CEO Jacob Schram. He announced another round of layoffs on the same day, in which another 1,600 employees lost their jobs.
The fleet and network will also be further reduced: Norwegian will only fly to thirteen domestic destinations from its home base in Oslo in the coming months. The active fleet will be reduced to six Boeing 737-800s. “We have no other choice,” said Schram.
Norwegian was in dire straits even before the corona crisis. Among other things, the cheap hunter presented himself incorrectly and offered cheap long-haul flights, for example between Schiphol and New York.