Open skies
Follow Norwegian

Norwegian named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2015 by the World Travel Awards

Press release   •   Sep 05, 2015 20:01 EDT

- Norwegian’s seventh major award in the last year -

OSLO (September 5, 2015) – Norwegian has been named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2015 by the renowned World Travel Awards, one of the travel industry's most prestigious awards program, rewarding leaders in the travel sector around the globe. In 2014, over 650,000 individual votes were cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers. Just a few months ago Norwegian was also named the world’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and for the third consecutive year Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline by SkyTrax.

“This accolade is an important endorsement not only to Norwegian as an airline, but to the everyday work of the thousands of hard-working employees who represent our company and brand,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos. “Their commitment to our customer’s well-being is unmatched and represents the one single aspect that sets us apart – along with brand new aircraft, low fares, and free WiFi onboard – in the passengers’ minds. We would like to thank the thousands of satisfied customers that have voted for Norwegian, it really does mean a lot to us.”

“It is a great honor to present the trophy for Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline to Norwegian for the first time,” said Graham Cooke, World Travel Awards President. “Europe is a global leader in low-cost air travel, with some incredibly strong brands making it one of the most competitive markets anywhere on earth. To triumph here is a great credit to the work Norwegian is doing and World Travel Awards wishes them every success in their future endeavors.”

Seventh award in the last yearThe Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2015 award is the seventh major honor Norwegian has received in the last twelve months: three Apex Passenger Choice awards (Best in Region: Europe, Best in Inflight Connectivity & Communications, and Best Single Achievement in Passenger Experience), two SkyTrax World Airline awards (World's Best Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline - for the third consecutive year), one award (Best European Low-Cost Airline), and today’s award.

Norwegian in the U.S.
Norwegian offers more nonstop routes to Europe than any other European airline, and by next summer, Norwegian will offer 34 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London and Scandinavia, as well as direct service to the French Caribbean.

About World Travel AwardsWorld Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. In 2015, World Travel Awards will celebrate its historic 22nd anniversary year.

About Norwegian
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, award-winning Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe and the world’s seventh largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 34 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London and Scandinavia, as well as six routes from the U.S. to the Caribbean. Onboard features include more legroom than most competitors and free in-flight Wi-Fi on short-haul routes. The airline carried close to 24 million passengers last year on the world’s most modern and eco-friendly fleet to its network that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the U.S. and Southeast Asia – a total of more than 440 routes to 132 destinations. Over 5,500 people in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, and the US work for Norwegian. 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