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    Default Now Clinton fights to block flights between Cork and the United States

    First I have heard of this.

    Ms Clinton - who has raised money in Ireland for her presidential campaign - is the latest political heavy-hitter to wade into the debate, with rival democratic runner Bernie Sanders having already said the permit should not be granted. He claimed it would set a "dangerous precedent".
    Norwegian Air International (NAI) is based in Dublin but is a subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle. NAI wants to use Ireland as its base in order to avail of EU open skies rights that will give it unfettered access to the US market.

    But US aviation unions have been vehemently opposed to NAI's plans, claiming the airline will use cheap crew and undermine labour standards, resulting in jobs losses in both America and Europe.
    Now Clinton fights to block flights between Cork and the United States - Independent.ie

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    Default Re: Now Clinton fights to block flights between Cork and the United States

    Norwegian Air has already started plans for CHEAP round trips to Europe from the US..

    Norwegian Air plans $69 flights between Europe and US - Telegraph


    Looks like they are trying to staff their planes like cruise ships..

    ANALYSIS: Transport Union Head States Case Against Norwegian

    However, we spoke with Norwegian’s Director of Communications USA Anders Lindstrom, who claims that this is actually a misrepresentation of its completely legitimate Asian crew base that was put in place to service the carrier’s routes to Bangkok.

    NAI does not have any Asian-based crew. Our opponents are claiming we will use Asian-based crew just because we have a crew base in Bangkok and some pilots based in Asia. These pilots are Europeans who have worked for various legacy carriers but now live in Asia. They are paid almost identical to, for instance, our long-haul pilots based in Norway. The Asian crew base was set up to support our Bangkok routes.

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    Default Re: Now Clinton fights to block flights between Cork and the United States

    Shane Ross slams US over 'frustrating' delays on Cork air route decision
    NAI, a subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle, has spent the past two years trying to secure the licence.

    "As the global debate continues on the further liberalisation of international aviation, it is apparent that there are interests on both sides of the Atlantic that would like to reverse the process," Mr Ross told global aviation executives at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual general meeting in Dublin yesterday.

    "It is unfortunate that Norwegian... appears to have fallen victim to this wider global debate," he said.

    "The airline is already providing new routes at low cost between places on both sides of the Atlantic that have never had transatlantic services before."
    Shane Ross slams US over 'frustrating' delays on Cork air route decision - Independent.ie

 

 

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