Norwegian Air applies for Canadian service!

A procedural ruling by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has revealed that Norwegian Air has applied to serve Canada starting this summer!

The CTA ruling, gives Norwegian the green light to sell tickets flights to and from Canada before receiving all necessary Canadian government approvals.

“The applicant has applied for a scheduled international license to operate a service between member states of the European Community and Canada,” CTA explained, adding that Norwegian “intends to commence commercial activities” in Canada on July 23.

“However, as the application is not yet complete, an exemption” from the CTA requirement, known as Section 59, to have approvals in hand before tickets can be sold is needed. “The applicant states that the exemption from the application of section 59 is sought to permit the launch of this new low-cost long-haul service from Europe to North America,” according to CTA.

CTA, noting that Transport Canada “advises” that Norwegian will be granted approvals “in time for the proposed start-up date,” approved Norwegian’s request.

We are keen to see some cheap tickets from Europe to Canada by Norwegian!