Norwegian pilots’ strike enters second week

Norwegian reported that nearly 25,000 passengers will be affected by the pilot strike in Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) today.

Almost all domestic flights in Norway and Sweden will be cancelled due to the strike, while a few domestic routes in Denmark will be operated. Most flights between the Scandinavian capitals will also be cancelled. Long-haul flights to the US and Thailand will not be affected by the pilot strike.

The Scandinavian low cost carrier is understood to have set up a British subsidiary that it intends to use to evade a row over its transatlantic expansion.

Norwegian is believed to be behind Westforce Aviation Limited, a company that was set up in December and applied to the Civil Aviation Authority in January for an operating licence to run scheduled and charter fights, the type of licence designed for large airlines.

The following flights should operate according to schedule today:

– Flights to/from the UK with flight numbers DY2400 to DY2900;

– Flights to/from Spain with flight numbers DY5100 to DY5598;

– Flights to/from Finland with flight numbers DY5599 to 5999;

– Flights to/from USA and Thailand with flight numbers DY7001 to DY7999.

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