Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air International (NAI), between Europe and the US, the company is still waiting for a yes or no from the Department of Transportation. Latest filings to DOT for and against the application (see story, page 9) show the two sides digging in. The European Commission and NAI argue there is no basis to deny the application, while unions and some European flag carriers ...

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