Southwest, NetJets pilots associations partner to reverse Norwegian Air foreign carrier permit

The Southwest Airlines Pilots´ Association (SWAPA) is partnering with the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) to urge President-elect Trump to reverse the decision to grant Norwegian Air International a foreign carrier permit, the Southwest association said.

The two groups will meet in the nation´s capital for a rally for US aviation jobs on January 24.

In the final days of his administration, President Obama granted Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign carrier permit. This permit allows for Norwegian to establish an Irish subsidiary in order to take advantage of Ireland´s labor, tax, and social laws.

Located in Dallas, Texas, the Southwest Airlines Pilots´ Association (SWAPA) is a non-profit employee organization representing the more than 8,500 pilots of Southwest Airlines. SWAPA works on behalf of Southwest pilots and their families through negotiating contracts, defending contractual rights, and actively promoting professionalism and safety.