NEW YORK (JUNE 20, 2017) – Norwegian was named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the third consecutive year and the ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the fifth year in a row today at the renowned Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Norwegian secured two major awards at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, the leading international airline rating system as voted on by the travelling public who evaluates airlines worldwide. For the third year in a row, passengers have voted Norwegian the "World's Best Long-Haul Low-Cost Airline" and for the fifth year in a row the "Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe."
"It is such an honor that so many passengers have once again voted for us, it means a lot. This would never be possible without the hard-working and dedicated colleagues we have at Norwegian. We believe that air travel should be affordable for all, while at the same time offering a high-quality product. It is truly rewarding to see that our brand new planes, expansive route network, low fares and the great service have been appreciated by passengers. I can assure all of our customers that we won't rest on our laurels; these awards give us huge momentum as we continue our ambitious expansion plans in Europe, the United States and beyond,” said Norwegian's CEO Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Ramdahl, the Chairman of Norwegian’s Board, Bjørn Kise, and crewmembers from the airline's bases in Paris, Oslo and Gatwick accepted the Skytrax awards earlier today at the Paris Air Show.
Commenting on the award, Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said, "Norwegian has been one of the most consistent performers in the World Airline Awards over the last five years. It has been successful not only in keeping ahead of its low-cost rivals in the annual survey, but also improving its position amongst full-service carrier. This underlined by its position in the top 30 airlines globally. An excellent achievement for an airline that is still rapidly expanding."
About Skytrax World Airline Awards
The World Airline Awards are the most recognised accolades for the airline industry, often referred to as "the Oscars of the aviation industry," and are a global benchmark of airline excellence. Travelers across the globe take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the winners. Skytrax Survey and Awards Methodology is fully transparent, and the processes remain 100% independent. Customers judge everything from the experience during check-in, boarding, seat comfort, to cleanliness in the cabin, food, drink, entertainment and service.
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates more than 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of 130 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 50 nonstop routes from the U.S. to Barcelona, London, Paris, Edinburgh, Ireland, 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 norwegian.com.