British Airways plotting bid to takeover budget airline Norwegian Air… which offers flights to New York for just £129
BRITISH AIRWAYS is plotting a bid to takeover popular budget airline Norwegian Air.
The airline offers flights to New York for just £129 as well as other cheap flights to destinations such as Singapore and Canada.
Norwegian Air has expanded rapidly over the last 12 months
BA’s owner International Airlines Group today confirmed it is exploring a potential acquisition of low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Norwegian Air has expanded rapidly over the last 12 months and it has ordered several new aircraft to serve a raft of fresh routes.
Some of its most popular deals have included £99 flights from Edinburgh and Dublin to New York.
Shares in Norwegian Air Shuttle rocketed 18 per cent in Oslo following news of IAG’s interest.
BA’s owner International Airlines Group today confirmed it is exploring a potential acquisition of low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle
IAG said that it has acquired a 4.61 percent stake in Norwegian and that it planned to start talks with the airline which included the possibility of a full offer for the company being made.
In a statement IAG said: “IAG confirms that no such discussions have taken place to date, that it has taken no decision to make an offer at this time and that there is no certainty that any such decision will be made,” IAG said in its statement.
Norwegian declined to comment.
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Earlier in the year we told Norwegian Air customers how to earn points towards free flights and perks while on-board by filling in surveys.
At present members earn cash points by booking flights, activities while on holiday or shopping online.
Each 10 cash points equals £1 and then can be used towards the cost of booking a flight, including all flight extras and taxes.
From April 16, they will be able to earn extra points by completing online surveys using the Norwegian rewards opinions website.
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