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Norwegian voted “Best Low-Cost Airline of the World”

Press release   •   Mar 10, 2014 11:35 EDT

Norwegian has been voted “Best Low-Cost Airline of the World” by the 2014 Air Transport News Awards, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday evening.

“We are honored to receive this award. This is an important recognition and I would like thank our passengers and the jury who have given Norwegian such great references. I would also like to thank all the employees at Norwegian, who every day of the year do their utmost for our passengers. The award ‘Low-Cost Airline of the Year’ is proof that brand new planes, friendly service and low fares are greatly appreciated,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

It is the readers of the Air Transport News that have voted for Norwegian to become “Best Low-Cost Airline of the World” and a jury of international industry experts who have chosen Norwegian to be the winner of this year’s prize.

Read more about the prize here.

In 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards.

Media Contacts:
Norwegian’s Press Office: +47 815 11 816


Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 416 routes to 126 destinations and employs approximately 3,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 89 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years.