Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air International (NAI), between Europe and the US, the company is still waiting for a yes or no from the Department of Transportation.
It is in our country’s long-term interest—and simply the right thing to do — to embrace companies that offer the public better products in an environmentally responsible way. Norwegian Air International is one of those companies.
Norwegian Air Shuttle and its affiliate, Norwegian Air International, which is seeking authority from the U.S. government to provide transatlantic flights between the US and Europe, are at the forefront of airlines committed to reducing aviation emissions. Norwegian has announced a goal of lowering emissions per flown passenger by 30 percent by 2015 – a significant reduction. The Norwegian family of airlines is Europe’s largest customer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner—the world’s “greenest” large commercial aircraft, equipped with new and innovative American technology that vastly reduces fuel burn and CO2. Along with its fuel efficient design, the 787 Dreamliner has the latest flight management systems allowing the most fuel efficient routes and a reduced noise footprint. These will help improve environmental performance of the overall aviation system. This state of the art environmentally friendly aircraft is the one that Norwegian Air International will operate between the US and Europe.