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Norwegian Air chief executive Bjørn Kjos steps down

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Of course, there is another option. I learned to fly in the United States, training with the U. We studied different aircraft to see which ones we could operate it at a low cost and high utilization on long-haul routes. As the man in the pilot's seat since 2002, he was also the driving force behind its expansion from a tiny regional carrier to become a major player in Europe's low-cost market. Norwegian has come almost from nowhere to carry about 38 million passengers every year. However, the firm has struggled to make profits and has also been hit by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max plane.

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Norwegian Air chief executive Bjørn Kjos steps down

björn kjos

The turnaround picked up pace in the second quarter, as earnings before interest and tax more than tripled to 622. We have eight Dreamliners in operation, and will get another nine by end of 2017. He will continue to serve as an adviser to the chairman. Kjos trained at the Norwegian Air Force Academy, going on to fly the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter and Northrop F-5. In February it became the biggest non-North American airline to serve New York City, overtaking British Airways. Another possible buyer could be the. Boeing and Norwegian are yet to agree compensation over the 787 Max aircraft.

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CFO Geir Karlsen appointed interim CEO of Norwegian as Bjørn Kjos...

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Mr Kjos, a former fighter pilot, has pledged to slow the airline's growth and focus on profitability this year. The 737 Max fleet of jets was grounded after two crashes, the first a Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea off Jakarta last year, and the second an Ethiopian Airlines' flight which crashed shortly after take off from Addis Ababa in March. Income Source Primary Income source Lawyer profession. But then the Icelandic guys had to get rid of their aircraft because of the crisis in Iceland and we were able to get ahold of those aircraft. It's also had to cut routes and sell some planes. Han blev sedan en av grundarna av 1993 tillsammans med anställda i det då konkursade norska regionalflygbolaget Busy Bee. Credits: Norwegian Air Shuttle Why did you choose Baltimore, Boston and New York to launch this new Caribbean service? From fighter pilot to corporate disrupter Born in Ringerike in 1946, Kjos grew up with aviation.

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CFO Geir Karlsen appointed interim CEO of Norwegian as Bjørn Kjos...

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He was granted the right of audience in the Supreme Court in 1993. Niels Smedegaard has been elected Chairman of the Board of Norwegian for the period 2019 to 2021. Last year it launched 35 new routes, carried more than 37 million passengers and added 2,000 staff. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Norwegian Air has 18 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft Norwegian's low fares have allowed it to grow rapidly. Bjørn Kjos keeps his personal and love life private.

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Bjørn Kjos : Net Worth, Age, Height, Dating, Bio & Wiki!

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Bjørn Kjos far Ola Kjos grundade 1953 flygbolaget Norsk Skogbruksfly med en. The A350 was way too late to market and the Dreamliner was hard to get access to. Given the state of Norwegian's finances right now, that's likely to win the trust of the markets. Was aggressive growth the right strategy? His father bought a Piper Cub light aircraft and started the airline Norsk Skogbruksfly. In total 346 people were killed. Bjørn Kjos: I started my career as a pilot. He won't be disappearing from aviation completely, however.

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Norwegian founder Bjorn Kjos to step down as chief executive

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He has extensive experience from listed companies within shipping and offshore. After that, I told them to start their own airline and I provided the share capital. Biography Bjørn Kjos was born in Ringerike on July 18, 1946. He was a lawyer for 20 years and was a fighter pilot in the Norwegian Air Force. The Q2 results presentation starts at 08:30, Central European Time. There was no shortage of passengers, but all of this growth came at a cost.

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High Flyer Interview: Bjørn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian

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Following the bankruptcy of a small charter airline, Kjos along with several others started Norwegian Air Shuttle in 1993. I tried to help, but the airline went bust. His father built a private hangar on his land and often took his son with him up in the air, surveying farmland and selling the pictures to local landowners. Originaly the airline used Fokker 50 to fly regional routes in western Norway. In March, it was forced to sell new shares in order to raise hundreds of millions of pounds in new funding.

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