NEW YORK CITY (FEBRUARY 12, 2018) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Airline of the Year 2017, was today named ‘Value Airline of the Year’ by Air Transport World, the leading monthly magazine for the airline industry, and will receive the award at the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards on March 28.
“I sincerely congratulate CEO Bjørn Kjos and the entire team at Norwegian for this well-deserved Award. The global panel of judges were highly impressed with Norwegian’s achievements and entrepreneurial spirit. Norwegian has truly shaken up the all-important transatlantic market, introducing quality service at low prices, and demonstrating that long-haul can be done at low cost,” said ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker.
“To be named Value Airline of the Year is a major accomplishment for the entire Norwegian team - and I am extremely proud of all our dedicated employees. Our airline was founded on the premise that everyone should be able to afford to fly, and with each new market we enter, we are able to demonstrate Norwegian’s value and offer even more people affordable fares and high-quality service,” said Bjørn Kjos, CEO and Founder of Norwegian.
The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards recognize excellence across a broad range of airline operations and are widely considered the most coveted in the aviation industry. The 44th ATW Awards will be presented on March 27, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.
During 2017, the world’s fastest-growing airline launched 25 new routes out of the United States. Upcoming launches from the U.S. include: 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); Boston to Paris (May 2); New York/JFK to Amsterdam (May 7); Los Angeles to Milan (June 18); Los Angeles to Madrid (July 16); and New York/JFK to Madrid (July 18).
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 and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of 150 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 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. Norwegian employs approximately 9,000 people. 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.