Norwegian Air International (NAI) has been granted approval to begin flights between Ireland and the US after a three-year process in which the US Department of Transportation (DOT) seemed reluctant to give the go-ahead despite being unable to find any legal reason to reject the application. In a dramatic turnaround Dec. 2, DOT announced it was granting NAI a foreign air permit. The announcement came just days after the European Commission (EC) said it would take the US to court over the ...

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