“Recently government-imposed travel restrictions have effectively stifled any hope of a stable and progressive recovery, Norwegian has been hit from all sides by factors outside of our control,” said Norwegian chief executive, Jacob Schram. “This is a sad day for everyone at Norwegian and I sincerely apologise to all our colleagues that are now affected, but there is no other alternative.”He added: “Prior to Covid-19, Norwegian employed more than 10,000 people, but the coming months there will be only 600 colleagues employed. – Advertisement – Norwegian argues its operations are unsustainable in light of travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which actively discourage passengers from travelling. The consequences of the government-imposed travel restrictions are critical and Norwegian needs to keep its running costs to a minimum, while the company continues to work on solutions to survive.“Following the disappointing announcement from the government, we have no choice but to furlough an additional 1,600 colleagues and park 15 of the 21 aircraft we have operated the past months. – Advertisement – OlderServiced apartments weather Covid-19 storm in Europe “Our goal is to keep six aircraft on domestic routes in Norway, and I expect that Norwegian will also receive route support from the ministry of transportation, as previously announced.”Norwegian will continue to operate a small number of routes, from Oslo to Alta, Bergen, Bodø, Evenes, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Molde, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim and Ålesund.Flights will also operate on the Tromsø-Longyearbyen route. Norwegian has furloughed a further tranche of employees and announced new reductions in capacity.The decision follows a move by the government of Norway to deny the low-cost carrier further financial support yesterday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Williams suffered a facial injury in training, which requires surgery.And Keith Earls will have scans on the knee injury he suffered in Ireland’s Six Nations win against England.Reorts say he could be out for the rest of the season.But despite that, celebrations continue from Saturdays Six Nations and Grand Slam win,speaking to Ronan Quirke on Extra Time last night, Munster and Ireland legend Dennis Leamy says this current panel, have elevated Irish rugby to new heights It’s been a bad weekend for Munster on the injury front.They’ve confirmed that both Tyler Bleyendaal and Duncan Williams have been ruled out for the remainder of the season.Bleyendaal has had surgery on the neck injury that has plauged him for much of the campaign. Photo: © Munsterrugby.ie
As Patrik Laine scored the Winnipeg Jets’ first goal of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, it was hard to not notice Josh Morrissey back on the ice.Just moments earlier, Morrissey, was announced as part of Winnipeg’s starting lineup to resounding cheers from the fans at Bell MTS place. The Winnipeg defenceman had missed the team’s final 20 regular season games due to an upper-body injury he suffered on a hit by Arizona Coyotes forward Vinnie Hinostroza on Feb. 24. 🎥 Josh Morrissey shares his excitement on getting back into gameplay tonight, what he’s looking to do in the game, and more. #WPGvsSTL pic.twitter.com/p1KfdsQaq0— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) April 10, 2019″When you get on the ice in Game 1 of the playoffs, the emotion goes to another level that you haven’t seen all year,” Morrissey said before the game. “That adrenaline’s firing. So I think it’ll be more so trying to keep it simple, not trying to do too much. Just try to get back into the rhythm of things as fast as possible…falling on the little details of your game that make any players successful.”A healthy and productive Morrisey is a potential difference-maker for the Jets in the series. In 59 games before the injury, he notched 31 points (six goals, 25 assists) for Winnipeg. Given the Jets’ struggles to close out the season, being outscored 31-23 while losing six of their last nine games. Winnipeg went 10-9-1 without the 24-year-old in the lineup.Winnipeg got Dustin Byfuglien back late in the regular season after he missed 34 of 39 games since Dec. 30. If Byfuglien and Morrissey, along with Jacob Trouba and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck can solidify the Jets backend it’ll go along to help the Jets get past the upstart Blues.