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Norwegian Air International Recruits U.S. based Dreamliner Pilots

Press release   •   Mar 13, 2014 09:10 EDT

Norwegian Air continues to expand internationally and is currently recruiting pilots for its crew base at New York’s JFK airport. The company is recruiting captains and first officers to operate the state-of-the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The low-cost airline offers non-stop flights from several U.S. cities to Europe and believes that Americans deserve inexpensive airfares on international flights.

Norwegian has recently opened its new crew bases both in New York and Fort Lauderdale. 170 cabin crew members have already been recruited. Read more here.

“We are looking for qualified pilots that want to work for an innovative and forward-thinking company that offers highly competitive wages and conditions and the opportunity to fly the most technologically advanced aircraft in the skies today, the 787 Dreamliner,” said Director of Flight Operations Torstein Hoås at Norwegian Air.

The company is recruiting both captains and first officers to be based at New York’s JFK airport to operate the state-of-the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The low-cost airline offers non-stop flights from several U.S. cities to Europe and believes that Americans deserve inexpensive airfares on international flights. The airline has offered quality flights at low fares since 2002 and offers more than 400 routes to about 130 destinations worldwide. It employs more than 3,500 people. In 2013 it commenced its long-haul operation by being the only low-cost carrier to offer flights between the U.S. and Europe.

Norwegian will have a fleet of 14 Dreamliners, whereof three are currently in service and four will be delivered by summer 2014. The company is planning to expand its long-haul fleet with even more 787 Dreamliners.

More than 5,500 applicants for 300 cabin crew jobs
Norwegian began recruiting U.S. cabin crew in October 2013 and so far the response has been outstanding. The airline has received more than 5,500 applications for a total of 300 positions to be filled in 2014.  So far, about 170 have been offered jobs in Fort Lauderdale and New York, while the remaining 130 are currently being recruited to the two U.S. crew bases. Several crew members have already had their first days in the air.

Norwegian's long-haul routes in 2014:
New York: Oslo; Stockholm; Copenhagen; Oslo and London
Fort Lauderdale: Oslo; Stockholm; Copenhagen and London
Los Angeles: Oslo; Stockholm; Copenhagen and London
San Francisco: Oslo and Stockholm
Orlando: Oslo
Bangkok: Oslo and Stockholm

Please find more information here.

Media Contact:
Communications Manager Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, tlf. + 47 45 45 60 12


Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 416 routes to 126 destinations and employs approximately 3,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 89 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years.