Routes Weekly top five: Norwegian's growth, Vistara order, Air Tanzania, Airbus A220, Vantage Airport Group and more

Our top five stories on Routes Weekly this week - subscribe here:

1. How Norwegian became a disruptive force
Norwegian is the most requested airline at Routes events over the past five years, but why are airports so keen to attract the low-cost specialist? And what are the best strategies to get the airline’s attention? Routesonline looks at the growth of the Scandinavian carrier, which has this week swung to a surprise net profit in the second quarter of the year. Read more.

2. Vistara order shows mixed fortunes of Indian carriers
Vistara aims to beef up fleet with $3.1bn order, while Air India takes another government bailout. Read more.

3. Debut Dreamliner marks huge step in Air Tanzania’s revival bid
Air Tanzania’s ambitious revival plans have taken a major step forward with the arrival of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. It will help the carrier move closer to planned Mumbai and Guangzhou routes. Read more.

4. In pictures: Airbus shows off its A220
Airbus has rebranded the Bombardier C Series aircraft family as the A220-100 and A220-300. See images from the launch ceremony held at its Henri-Ziegler Delivery Centre, near Toulouse in France.

5. The inside story: How Hamilton secured Norwegian's Dublin Route
We speak to Vantage's Jeremy Pennington to understand how the Hamilton International Airport secured Norwegian's first service to Canada. Read more.

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David Casey

David Casey is Editor in Chief of Routes, the global route development community's trusted source for news and information.