Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Travelore News: Norwegian Is Voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline For The Second Year Running

For the second year running, Norwegian has been voted «Best low-cost airline in Europe» by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. It is the passengers themselves who have evaluated over 200 airlines worldwide in what is described as the most prestigious award in the airline industry. Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos received the prize today at Farnborough Air Show. 

“This award means so much to us. I am very proud and humble to receive such an important recognition two years in a row. I want to thank all our passengers who have given Norwegian such great references. At the same time, I also want to thank all the employees at Norwegian, who each and every day of the year do their utmost for our passengers. This title proves that brand new planes, an expansive route network, good service on board and low fares are appreciated,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

"For Norwegian to triumph yet again in the Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe category is a fantastic achievement, and one which the airline should be proud of. Europe is well known to be one of the most competitive regions in the low cost market and Norwegian continues to be a popular choice with customers not only for short hops around the continent but also on its burgeoning long haul network," said Edward Plaisted, CEO, Skytrax.

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. 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 4,500 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 96 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years. 

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