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Norwegian Named ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’

Press release   •   Jul 12, 2016 07:43 EDT

Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos and LGW crewmembers accepted the Skytrax awards earlier today at the Farnborough Air Show.

NEW YORK (July 12, 2016) – Norwegian was today named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the second consecutive year and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the fourth year in a row at the renowned Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Skytrax isthe leading international airline rating system as voted on by the travelling public who evaluated more than 280 airlines worldwide.

Norwegian began operating low-cost long-haul routes between the United States and Europe in 2013 and currently offers 40 nonstop transatlantic routes and flies to more than 100 European destinations. Passengers have voted Norwegian the ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ since 2013 at the Skytrax awards, and have also selected Norwegian as the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ twice in a row since the award was first introduced in 2015.

Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos and crewmembers from the airline’s London Gatwick base accepted the Skytrax awards earlier today at the Farnborough Air Show.

“I am honored to accept these awards, but this recognition belongs most of all to Norwegian’s hard-working staff and our loyal passengers. These awards give us huge momentum as we continue our ambitious expansion plans in Europe, the U.S. and beyond,” said Mr. Kjos. “We not only believe that air travel should be affordable for all, but we also believe that low-cost can still mean high-quality. It is truly rewarding to see that our brand new planes, expansive route network, low fares and the great service offered by our crew have been appreciated by passengers.”

“Norwegian's growth within Europe and on its long haul network continues to win new admirers and this is reflected in the airlines success here at the World Airline Awards,” Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said. “Europe remains the most competitive region for low-cost airlines and to secure this award as the Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe on a fourth occasion is a truly remarkable achievement.”

About Skytrax World Airline Awards

Skytrax World Airline Awards is the most prestigious and recognized accolade in the airline industry. Travelers from over 100 countries take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. Over 280 airlines are reviewed in the survey. Customers judge everything from the experience during check-in, boarding, seat comfort, to cleanliness in the cabin, food, drink, entertainment and service.

Media Contacts
Norwegian: Réal Hamilton-Romeo | | 954 647 4390
Skytrax: Peter Miller | | + 44 207 016 2197

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 sixth largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris 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 26 million passengers in 2015 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 over 130 destinations. Over 5,500 people in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. 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