Norwegian named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’.


  • Passengers vote Norwegian Air ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long Haul Airline’ as part of SkyTrax awards
  • The airline was also awarded ‘Best Low Cost Airline in Europe’ for third consecutive year

Norwegian was today named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards, the leading international airline rating system as voted on by the travelling 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 has been operating low cost, long haul flights from the UK since July 2014 with routes to New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. The airline also has a network of 28 European destinations on offer from London Gatwick, Birmingham and Edinburgh airports.
Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos, said: «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.»
The other nominees in the category ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ were EasyJet and Germanwings. In the category ‘Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ were JetStar and AirAsiaX.
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.

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. The company reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with almost 24 million passengers in 2014. 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 424 routes to 130 destinations and employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order.
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Source: Mynewdesk 

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