U.S. and European airline labor groups have lined up to oppose an application by Norwegian Air Shuttle’s newUK subsidiary to operate flights to the United States from London’s Gatwick Airport. The groups allege that the subsidiary would be a “flag of convenience” carrier that undercuts labor standards, an allegation they have made against Norwegian’s Ireland-based subsidiary.

The new subsidiary—Norwegian Air UK—plans to begin long-haul service in the first quarter,

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