Norse Atlantic Airways and the British Airline Pilots Association announce partnership to bring hundreds of jobs to the UK.
Norse Atlantic Airways has previously announced that they will have a base in London. A prerequisite for being able to recruit is to first and foremost agree with the British pilot union, which is called BALPA. According to Norse’s own press release, this is now ready and Norse is taking another step closer to the runway.
Norse Atlantic Airways´ CEO Bjorn Tore Larsen said:
“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.”
BALPA’s National Officer Terry Brandon, said:
“This is a glimmer of hope for the struggling UK aviation industry that is much needed. We are pleased to welcome Norse Atlantic to London and the new jobs they 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. With some government restrictions now being lifted, we hope the newest member of the BALPA family flourishes, and our new agreement with Norse provides opportunities for hundreds of our members.”
The company believes that demand for transatlantic travel will be back by late Q1 or early Q2 and anticipates that all its 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be flying customers between Europe and the U.S. next summer.
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Credit: Norse Atlantic Airways Press