Norwegian, I agree with Ryanair!
Low-cost airline alliance!
In the last 2 months, the market was invaded with all sorts of rumors about an agreement between Norwegian and Ryanair. Slowly, slowly, they begin to confirm.
Interviewed by CNN, Bjorn Kjos, Norwegian CEO, spoke about a future alliance of low-cost companies. It plans to enter into a partnership with Ryanair for the long-haul flight service operated by Norwegian from European bases.
Norwegian + Ryanair
Believe in such partnerships to better compete against full-service carriers. He hopes that the codeshare agreement with Ryanair will be signed by the end of 2017. Thus, passengers will be able to buy air tickets on both airlines' flights, facilitating the passage from one company to another and giving them the opportunity to travel quickly from B to C, not just from A to B.
Ryanair is the no.1 carrier in Europe according to the number of passengers carried. It has a large network and covers Europe in very large proportions. But Bjorn Kjos has expressed his intention to also partner with low-cost carriers Wizz Air and easyJet, which can complete the "passenger collection basin" for Norwegian flights.
An interesting year is announced and we anticipate the opening of numerous low-cost routes across the Atlantic. Norwegian has announced the opening of operational bases in the United States.
At the same time, they are low-cost carriers from Asia with plans to operate long-haul flights to Europe. One example is AirAsia X, which has shown its willingness to open the Kuala Lumpur - London and Bangkok - Frankfurt routes.