Founder and CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle Bjørn Kjos will withdraw immediately, the company said.
72-year-old Kjos took over as CEO in 2002, expanding rapidly in previous years. It has transformed the Norwegian regional carrier since 1993 into the third largest low-cost airline in Europe with subsidiaries in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Argentina. and said it would interrupt several long-haul routes over long distances to summer seasonal routes.
Originally, the airline started only with short-haul flights in Norway before Kjos assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and turned the Norwegian into a fast-growing airline. Long-haul flights started in early 201
Earlier, the airline announced it would close several crews to improve its overall job. The Argentine subsidiary also did not perform well, as expected, and it was given a few more months to improve its load and revenue ratios, otherwise it would be stopped. The 90 ordered Airbus A320neo family planes (ordered by the Norwegian leasing company Arctic Aviation Assets) are also sold.
Jan-Hendrik is an aviation enthusiast from southern Germany, likes to travel around the world and fly on so many planes possible. His first flight was with Condor 757 in Spain and since then he has been in aviation. He is particularly interested in airplane delivery and passenger experience (PaxEx).