Norwegian’s bid to fly from Ireland to the US has caused intense controversy in the States, with many organisations lobbying for its application to be denied by the Department of Transportation. One such body is the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) and its member unions, which have been lobbying the Federal Aviation Administration for the past six months to deny US landing rights to Norwegian. TTD President Ed Wytkind has commented that approving Norwegian’s application would “open the floodgates for them to scour the globe for the cheapest labor and the most favorable laws”. The aspect of the airline’s business

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