OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian Air staff demonstrated on Wednesday against the government’s decision to deny more aid to the crisis-hit budget carrier, while its biggest shareholder, Aercap Holdings, reduced its stake in the airline.
Around a hundred Norwegian Air employees in uniform demonstrated in front of the parliament building to seek more state support for the airline and the rest of the industry.
They carried signs with slogans such as “Support Norwegian”, “Save our jobs” and “Red nose warriors” referring to the distinctive colour of the tips of the carrier’s planes.
“I hope the government can help us,” said cabin crew Stina Nielsen, 31. “This is my life. We want to be able to go back to work.”
Inside parliament, Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who rules in a minority, repeated the government’s reluctance to provide more direct financial aid for Norwegian, arguing it would