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Boeing technical problems: Norwegian Air to end routes to U.S, Thailand

Christian Fernsby |
Norwegian Air is ending flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the United States and Thailand.

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This is due to weak demand and technical problems affecting the engines on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, it said.

Flights between Oslo and the U.S. will continue, it added.

“Scandinavia isn’t big enough to maintain intercontinental flights from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen,” Senior Vice President Commercial Matthew Wood said in a statement.

“We have for a time been struggling with the Rolls-Royce engines on our long-distance aircraft, which means we need to keep more planes on the ground. This affects our route schedule,” Norwegian’s Wood said.

Norwegian said it will increase the frequency with which it flies from several European cities to U.S. destinations, although it did not provide specific plans.

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