Etihad’s Swiss’ affiliate declares bankruptcy, Singapore Airliens changes fare classes and fees, Ryanair caves in to unions, Norwegian taking over the world Part XIV

– Etihad’s disastrous string of failed equity investments keeps growing – this time it is Darwin Regional Airline in Switzerland that is declaring bankruptcy

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– Singapore Airlines is changing fare structures

I wouldn’t worry too much about them. More worryingly is that they are the increasing the award (change) fees. Some fees go up quite dramatically and put them in line with other airlines unfortunately.

– Ryanair has been hot hard by pilot shortages (we can’t be surprised by the rather low pay and unattractive route network comparatively) and now has given in to pilot unions within the company

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Norwegian is taking over the skies between Europe in the US it seems and has added yet another row of routes

Norwegian today announced further expansion of its long-haul networks with four new routes between Europe and the United States to Europe: New York City/JFK and Los Angeles to Madrid; New York City/JFK to Amsterdam; and Los Angeles to Milan. Norwegian now offers 61 nonstop transatlantic routes between the US and Europe.

Service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Madrid-Barajas Airport will launch on July 18, 2018, and operate three times per week. Service to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport will launch on May 7, 2018, and will operate four times per week.

Service from Los Angeles International Airport to Madrid will launch on July 16, 2018, and will operate four times per week. Service to Milan-Malpensa Airport will launch on June 18, 2018, and will also operate four times per week.

Economy launch fares to Amsterdam and Madrid from New York City start as low as $199 and $229 one-way, respectively, including taxes; fares from Los Angeles to both Madrid and Milan start from $229 one-way, including taxes.