US airlines ‘afraid of competition’: Norwegian CEO

The boss of budget long-haul airline Norwegian has hit back at critics, claiming they are “afraid of competition”, amid a raging debate over how the Scandinavian company employs workers.

Norwegian launched a twice-weekly transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles on Wednesday, and will also fly to Fort Lauderdale and New York, beginning this week. These event marks the first venture into budget long-haul flights since Freddie Laker’s Skytrain failed in 1982.

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