Norwegian Can’t Afford to Pay Laid Off Employees But Tells Them to Keep Their Uniforms As a “Keepsake”

Near bankrupt low-cost airline Norwegian has told over a thousand laid-off employees that it can’t afford to pay them their final wages or other redundancy payments but that it will let them keep their uniforms and branded cabin bags as a “keepsake” of their time with the airline.

Around 1,100 pilots and cabin crew based at London Gatwick airport will be laid-off after Norwegian decided to throw in the towel on its long-haul business. Other long-haul bases in Paris, Rome and Barcelona, as well as in the United States will also be closed as a result of the decision and with the loss of hundreds of more jobs.