NEW YORK CITY (JULY 6, 2018) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Airline of the Year 2017, has won the “Favorite Budget Airline” award in the 2018 Trazees Awards survey by Global Travel magazine. The winners were announced on trazeetravel.com on July 1 and in Global Traveler’s July issue. Global Traveler magazine is a sister publication to trazeetravel.com. The award itself will be presented at the annual GBTA Party in San Diego on August 14..
"Congratulations to Norwegian on its win in the 2018 The Trazees awards. Norwegian's impressive expansion while maintaining reasonable fares and a quality product is impressive, and it's clear our readers, the sought-after 18-35 demographic, are taking notice and will continue to do so," said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, FXExpress Publications, Inc.
The Trazees awards ballot ran on the Trazee Travel website from December 2017 through February 2018.
“We are extremely proud to be voted ‘Favorite Budget Airline’ by our American travelers, and we thank both the readers and voters of Trazee Travel for this award, as well as Global Travel Magazine. At Norwegian, we try to make it easy for everyone to find the lowest available fare with our popular Low Fare Calendar as we know our customers want an affordable, yet comfortable and safe experience to their destination. Due to our low fares, younger travelers can afford to fly long-haul more often and instead spend their money on experiences,” said Bjørn Kjos.
During 2018, the world’s fastest-growing airline has launched eight European routes out of the United States to date, announced its entry into Canada and French Guiana. Upcoming launches from North America include: Los Angeles to Madrid (July 15); New York/JFK to Madrid (July 17); Montréal to Guadeloupe (October 29); Fort Lauderdale to Madrid (October 30); Orlando to Stockholm (October 30); Tampa to London (October 31); Fort Lauderdale to Rome (October 31); Martinique to Cayenne (October 31); Montréal to Martinique (November 1); Guadeloupe to Cayenne (November 1); and Hamilton/ Toronto to Dublin (March 31, 2019).
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 33 million passengers in 2017. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, North and South America. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 150 aircraft, with an average age of 3.7 years, making it one of the world’s youngest and “greenest” 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 for the past three years, and for the fifth consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline.