Will this young woman disrupt air travel across the Atlantic?

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Norwegian Air International flight attendent, Courtesy: Norwegian
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Norwegian Airbus A320Neo, Courtesy, Norwegian

Norwegian Air International planning $69 trans Atlantic flights

Is the “Real Reason US airlines should be terrified of a European startup you’ve never heard of?” Benjamin Zhang, Business Insider, shared his thoughts on May 16, 2018.

Is Norwegian bringing the Southwest Airlines “Point to Point” business model to trans Atlantic travel?

Can it be done with the latest single aisle aircraft?  The Airbus A320Neo and the Boeing 737Max are “best in class” but their 3,500 mile range doesn’t enable direct flights from Hartford, CT to Hamburg, Germany or from Providence, Rhode Island to Oslo, Norway…and that what’s needed.

The Boeing 707-320 had a range of 4,000 (max payload) to 5,000 (max fuel) miles, which suggests within the next few years, airline travel across the Atlantic will be less expensive than your cab fare to the airport

What does Norwegian do in the interim? Is Southwest waiting in the wings?

They will fly their fleet of ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

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Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

It looks as though legroom will be tight.

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We created Value Curves for Norwegian, Southwest “To Be” and the major airlines:

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Does this have the hallmarks of disruption?  Let’s hear from you!

Want to learn more about Norwegian Air International?

Go to: http://read.bi/23VroNV

 

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