August 8, 2018 / 8:16 PM / 7 months ago

Norwegian Air cleared by regulators to operate Brazil-to-London flights

FILE PHOTO: A satellite antenna is seen on a Norwegian Air Boeing 737-800 at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport on April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski/File Photo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Norwegian Air (NWC.OL) on Wednesday received a green light to operate flights in and out of Brazil, according to a notice published in the country’s equivalent of the U.S. Federal Register.

Norwegian, which is Europe’s third largest low-cost airline, had requested permission in July to operate flights between Brazil and London starting in 2019.

Besides transporting passengers, Brazil’s airlines regulator, known as Anac, said Norwegian will also be authorized to transport cargo and mail.

Norwegian Air did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reporting by Flavia Bohone; Additional reporting by Terje Solsvik in Oslo; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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