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Norwegian Named Europe’s Best Low Cost Airline for Fifth Consecutive Year

Press release   •   Nov 02, 2017 06:00 EDT

NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 2, 2017)– Norwegian has been awarded the ‘Best Low Cost Airline – Europe’ distinction for the fifth consecutive year by is a leading industry website that attracts more than 20 million unique visitors from 232 countries. The website announces its Airline Excellence Awards each year to celebrate and promote excellence in the airline industry.

In selecting Norwegian as Europe’s Best Low Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year, the website’s editorial team praised Norwegian for its innovation and for bringing affordable and safe travel to millions of global passengers with Norwegian “dominating many aspects of the industry in Europe in recent years.”

“This industry recognition is welcoming news and it underscores that high-quality services and affordable fares for passengers continue to be at the heart of Norwegian’s ambitious expansion,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

“Norwegian just keeps on getting better. Its continual innovation is bringing affordable, safe and fun travel to millions across Europe and now to much wider horizons. Norwegian is a clear winner and so are the traveling public,” said’s Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas.

Norwegian has been on a winning streak this year. In October, Norwegian was named Airline of the Year 2017 by the Center for Aviation. Additionally, this past summer, Norwegian was also named the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline for the third consecutive year and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year at the renowned Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Norwegian now offers 58 transatlantic routes from 15 U.S. airports to Denmark, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well six routes to the French Caribbean, totaling 64 routes out of the United States. Upcoming launches from the U.S. include: New York/Newark to Rome (November 9); Los Angeles to Rome (November 11); Oakland/San Francisco to Rome (February 6, 2018); New York/Newark to Paris (February 28); Chicago to London (March 25); Austin to London (Mach 27); Denver to Paris (April 9); Oakland/San Francisco to Paris (April 10), and Boston to Paris (May 2).

Passengers on all of Norwegian’s routes are eligible to join Norwegian Reward, the airline’s frequent flyer program and can earn CashPoints every time they fly, stay at a hotel or drive a rental car.

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