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JetBlue and Norwegian Announce New Agreement

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JetBlue is entering into a partnership with Norwegian to expand its Europe connectivity.

The two airlines issued a statement Thursday and said the partnership is intended to allow passengers flying between Europe and the U.S. to reach multiple destinations with a single booking, according to Reuters.

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If all goes as planned and the partnership takes effect next year, it would boost both traffic and average fares.

“Norwegian shares our belief that customers benefit when we bring competition and low fares to the transatlantic market currently dominated by joint ventures, legacy alliances, and sky-high ticket prices,” JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said in a statement.

Norwegian is Europe’s third-largest budget carrier. The partnership with airlines/jetblue-plans-to-drastically-lower-fares-to-europe.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>JetBlue connects JetBlue flights from throughout the Americas to Norwegian connections in New York, Boston and Fort Lauderdale. From those locations, Norwegian provides flights to more than 20 cities in Europe.

The JetBlue alliance now in the works represents Norwegian’s first partnership with a U.S carrier. Norwegian already has a partnership with London-based easyJet.

For its part, JetBlue already codeshares in the transatlantic market with Aer Lingus and Icelandair. It plans to begin flying to London from Boston and New York in 2021 and to other European destinations in 2023, according to TravelWeekly.

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Passengers Arrested After Violent Brawl on Plane

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Two easyJet passengers were arrested at Edinburgh Airport for a violently bloody fight on Thursday that left cabin crew and passengers distraught.

According to The Sun, the plane had been splattered with blood and some crew members were in tears.

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“It was very frightening for this to unfold in mid-air,” one witness said. “It was a violent confrontation and an area of the cabin was covered in blood. The cabin crew did a great job to try to contain it. But some were reduced to tears because of what unfolded.”

The flight landed in Edinburgh, Scotland from Copenhagen at around 1:30 in the afternoon, where the two men were quickly detained by police.

A spokesman for the airline said “We can confirm that flight EZY6980 from Copenhagen to Edinburgh was met by police on arrival as a result of two passengers on board behaving disruptively.

“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.

The spokesman added, “The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is our highest priority.”

It is unclear at this time what had prompted the fight. According to a spokesman for the Scotland Police, the two men, aged 28 and 42, are charged for breach of the peace.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal,” the spokesman said.

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