Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OSE: NAS), trading as Norwegian, is the second-largest airline in Scandinavia and the fourth-largest low cost carrier in Europe. In 2009, it transported 10.8 million people on 150 routes to 85 destinations in 27 countries, spanning Europe and to North Africa and the Middle East. As of March 2010, Norwegian operates 28 Boeing 737-300 and 18 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with an order and option for another 92 -800. The main hub is Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, with secondary hub operations at Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Oslo-Rygge, Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda and Warsaw. It offers a high-frequency domestic flight schedule within Scandinavia, combined with a low-frequency service to international destinations from its focus cities.
Norwegian was founded in 1993 as a regional airline taking over routes in Western Norway after the bankruptcy of Busy Bee. Until 2002, it operated Fokker 50 aircraft on wet lease for Braathens. Following the merger of the two domestic incumbents Braathens and Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian took the opportunity to establish a domestic low-cost carrier. It has since expanded quickly, establishing itself in Warsaw and purchasing Swedish airline FlyNordic in 2007, and entering the Copenhagen market in 2008. The same year it saw the delivery of its first brand new Boeing 737-800. The airline has announced that it is planning on starting intercontinental flights.
.Le Boeing 777-200, avec une capacité de 320 passagers, est un le fer de lance de la compagnie pour les vols long courrier. Il est utilisé pour les trajets à destination de l'Europe et de l'Asie.
Elle est la première compagnie africaine membre de SkyTeam, comme membre associé, depuis le 1er septembre 2007. Depuis la même date, elle fait partie de Flying Blue, le programme de fidélisation du groupe Air France-KLM.
En Europe, elle dessert Londres, Amsterdam, Paris et Istanbul et en Asie, Dubaï, Mumbai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Séoul.
En Afrique, elle dessert notamment Antananarivo, Dakar, Bamako, Le Caire, Le Cap, Abidjan, Accra, Bamako, Lagos, Douala, Yaoundé, Kinshasa, les Seychelles, Zanzibar, Dar es Salam, Lilongwe, Lubumbashi, Harare, Johannesbourg, Lusaka, Addis-Abeba, Djibouti, Entebbe, Cotonou, Freetown, Maurice, Monrovia, Maputo, Bujumbura, Kigali, Khartoum, Kilimandjaro, Mayotte, Union des Comores, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Libreville, Malabo, Ndola, Bangui, Kisangani.
Le samedi 5 mai 2007, on apprend qu'un de ses avions, le vol KQ507 transportant 115 personnes, s'est écrasé à un vingtaine de kilomètre de Douala au Cameroun
Le md 80 est un avion de la celebre firme douglas sorti a al fin des années 70. Il reste encore tres utilisé par les compagnies americaines ainsi que certaines compagnies europennes comme Iberia ou Alitalia. Ici un md 80 de American Airlines a San Diego.
British Midland Airways Limited (styled as bmi, and formerly operating as British Midland), is a scheduled airline based in Donington Hall in Castle Donington, England, United Kingdom, close to East Midlands Airport. The airline flies to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia from its operational base at London Heathrow Airport, where it holds 11% of all take off and landing slots and operates over 2,000 flights a week. In January 2007, BMI bought British Mediterranean Airways which has enabled it to serve a wider range of mid-haul destinations.
British Midland Airways Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence. It is permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.
On 29 October 2008, BMI shareholder Lufthansa announced that it was acquiring a further share of the airline for around ¤318 million, giving it an 80% shareholding. The merger was delayed while the European Commission considered the effect on competition but it was subsequently approved on 14 May 2009.
In June 2009 it was announced that Lufthansa planned to buy the remaining stake in the airline from Michael Bishop for less than originally agreed, and Lufthansa took full control of the airline in July 2009. Shortly thereafter in November 2009, and following a due diligence exercise by Lufthansa, the airline announced a restructuring, suspending seven routes from 2010 and reducing the fleet by nine aircraf