WASHINGTON, D.C.—Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Bjørn Kjos, speaking at an industry gathering in Washington, D.C., remained adamant that Irish labor laws played no role in the decision to base long-haul subsidiary Norwegian Air International (NAI) in Ireland, prompting a fierce response from a coalition of unions, who say the U.S. airline industry would be imperiled if NAI’s application to serve the U.S. is approved. “It has nothing to do with labor costs,” Kjos ...

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