A partnership between Norse Atlantic Airways and the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) will help create hundreds of jobs in UK aviation
The new low-cost Norwegian airline plans to launch affordable flights between Europe and North America in 2022. A fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners will serve New York, Florida, Paris, London and Oslo, among other destinations.
“This is a much needed glimmer of hope for the struggling UK aviation,” said Terry Brandon, BALPA’s national officer. “We are pleased to welcome Norse Atlantic to London and the new jobs it will deliver at this critical time.
“Our negotiating team has been incredibly impressed with the company’s business plan as it will provide sustainable long-term careers for our members on its transatlantic route network. This collective agreement will facilitate a fruitful relationship between BALPA and Norse to ensure that Norse is a great place to work.”
Bjorn Tore Larsen, Norse Atlantic´s CEO, added: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with BALPA to offer pilots the opportunity to return to the cockpit and create hundreds of new jobs in the UK, especially following a tough time for the entire aviation industry. The passion and professionalism demonstrated by the BALPA team are exactly what we are looking for in Norse as we build a team culture which will give us a lasting competitive advantage.”