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Reuters | Norwegian Air CEO rejects criticism of plan for U.S. budget airline

(Reuters) – The chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle rejected arguments by U.S. airlines and unions that his efforts to build a low-cost, long-haul airline serving the United States would undermine U.S. wages and working standards.

Instead, CEO Bjorn Kjos said U.S. airlines arguing for labor fairness actually fear his cheap ticket prices. A round-trip flight from New York to London in December costs as little as $483 on Norwegian, compared with $835 on Delta or $832 on American, according to prices posted on the airlines’ websites on Wednesday.

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Norwegian Air Takes the High Road | Ad in POLITICO, The Hill and Roll Call

Norwegian Air International has decided to “take the high road” by placing a positive ad in POLITICO, The Hill and Roll Call in response to ALPA’s negative ads attacking Norwegian Air.

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CNN | Norwegian Air’s Budget Battle

Norwegian Air’s CEO, Bjorn Kjos, discusses the budget battle the airline is facing with Congress on November 20, 2014 with CNN’s Richard Quest.

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