Norwegian Air named world’s best low cost, long haul airline

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The FINANCIAL — Norwegian was on June 16 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’s CEO Bjørn Kjos and four crewmembers accepted the awards earlier today at the Paris Air Show.

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, according to Norwegian Air.

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.”

“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.”

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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.

Norwegian were 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.


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