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Norwegian Recognized as World’s Best Low-Cost Long Haul Airline, and for the Third Consecutive Year, Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe

Press Release   •   Jun 16, 2015 08:00 EDT

Norwegian was today awarded the world’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards, the leading international airline rating system classifying airlines by the quality of front-line product and staff service standards as voted on by the traveling public.

Norwegian was also named Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe for the third consecutive year according to travellers, who evaluated more than 200 airlines worldwide. Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos and four crewmembers accepted the most prestigious awards in the airline industry today at Paris Air Show.

“I’m extremely proud and humble to receive these important recognitions on behalf of everybody working at Norwegian. It is the third year in a row that we’ve been voted ‘Best Low-Cost in Europe’ and it is great news that we’ve also been voted the ‘Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline in the World’ for the first time, only two years after launching our long-haul service. I want to thank all our customers who have given Norwegian such great endorsement; it is truly rewarding to see how much our brand new planes, expansive route network, low fares and great service are appreciated. However, this would not be possible without all the fantastic people working at Norwegian; each and every day they do their utmost to take care of our passengers,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian was also nominated in the following categories: “World’s Best Low-Cost Airline”, “Best Low-Cost Premium Class”, “Best Airline in Northern Europe” and “Best Low-Cost Premium Seat”.

"It is a fantastic achievement for Norwegian to win this award three years running which clearly underlines their popularity with air travelers across Europe. This year Norwegian has enjoyed even greater success by also winning the award as the World's Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline," said Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax.

Skytrax World Airline Awards is the most prestigious and recognized accolade in the airline industry. Travellers from over 160 countries take part annually in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. Over 200 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.

About Skytrax World Airline Awards
Skytrax World Airline Awards is the most prestigious and recognized accolade in the airline industry. Travellers from over 160 countries take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. Over 200 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.

About Norwegian Air Shuttle
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, award-winning Norwegian Air Shuttle is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe. The world’s fastest growing airline, Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 25 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London and Scandinavia. Onboard features include more legroom than most competitors, free in-flight Wi-Fi on short-haul routes and world-class punctuality. The carrier flies close to 24 million passengers per year 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 424 routes to 130 destinations. Norwegian employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the U.S. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit www.norwegian.com.

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