Norwegian Air, the airline that became known for offering cheap flights between Europe and the US, is discontinuing its long-haul flights.

The ailing company announced this on Thursday.

Norwegian is in talks with the Norwegian government about state aid, even though it was previously rejected.

The airline thinks it has another chance with a new focus on short-haul flights.

Today, the airline only flies with six aircraft, of the 140. In the future, Norwegian wants to have only 50 aircraft left to operate regional flights.

Norwegian also flew from Amsterdam to New York, with ticket prices well below the level of the established airlines.

This put price pressure on all tickets on that route.