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Norwegian expands in Germany with new low-cost routes from Düsseldorf and Hannover

Press Release   •   Dec 16, 2016 12:00 EST

OSLO (DECEMBER 16, 2016)  Norwegian announces the launch of eight new routes from Germany to popular destinations in Spain. Nearly 170,000 seats are available for the summer season between Düsseldorf and Malaga, Alicante, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife; and more than 50,000 seats are available for the summer season between Hannover and Alicante, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. Norwegian already operates several routes in Germany from Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and Cologne.

“We’re happy to announce that Norwegian is launching new routes in Germany to several popular destinations in Spain," said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian's Chief Commercial Officer. "We hope and believe that even more Germans will enjoy flying in our brand new and more environmentally friendly fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with free WiFi on board.”

“Norwegian’s decision for Düsseldorf is an indicator of the significance and strength of our Rhine-Ruhr Region. The addition of another strong European carrier means that our network of airline partners is growing and becoming even stronger," said Thomas Schnalke, CEO of Düsseldorf Airport. "This expands our route portfolio with great perspective, as the engagement of Norwegian in Düsseldorf is meant to be the beginning of a close partnership. We are already talking about adding more routes and the stationing of airplanes in Düsseldorf.”

"We are pleased to extend out low-cost segment at Hannover airport with our new airline partner, Norwegian. Norwegian is a very successful brand that will give us the potential for further growth and the new routes will make our summer schedule even more attractive,” Dr. Raoul Hille, Managing Director of Hannover Airport said.

Norwegian’s new routes from Düsseldorf Airport will launch as follows: 

Barcelona
Norwegian will offer three weekly departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning on March 27, 2017.

Malaga
Norwegian will offer four weekly departures on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays beginning May 1, 2017.

Tenerife
Norwegian will offer two weekly departures on Mondays and Fridays beginning on May 1, 2017.

Alicante
Norwegian will offer three weekly departures on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays beginning on June 4, 2017.

Palma de Mallorca
Norwegian will offer six weekly departures on all days except Saturdays beginning on June 8, 2017.

Norwegian’s new routes from Hannover Airport will launch as follows: 

Malaga
Norwegian will offer two weekly departures on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning on April 29, 2017.

Alicante
Norwegian will offer two weekly departures on Wednesdays and Sundays beginning on June 4, 2017.

Palma de Mallorca
Norwegian will offer two weekly departures on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning on June 10, 2017.

Flights for these new routes to and from Düsseldorf and Hannover are available for purchase at www.norwegian.de.

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Media Contact: Astrid Mannion-Gibson, +47 46632010

About Norwegian

Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates 450 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of 120 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world’s youngest fleets. Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian was named the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 6,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com.

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