The U.S. Transportation Department’s delay in approving Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit is surely not hindering the low-cost carrier’s growth, with passenger numbers up 17% in July. Norwegian carried about 2.5 million passengers on its network in July, compared to 2.1 million the same month previous year. Traffic, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), rose 38% in July on 34% more capacity, measured in available ...

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