Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has signed agreements for the transportation of charter passengers from the Nordics to the Canary Islands on behalf of TUI Nordic (Star Tour, Fritidsresor, Finmatkat), Thomas Cook Northern Europe, Kristina Cruises and Vitaltours for the winter season 2013/14.
The contracts imply an increase in the number of charter flights of 22% compared to the winter season 2012/13. The aggregated value of the contracts is approximately MNOK 380.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. In May 2013 it will even commence long-haul flights from Scandinavia to the US and Asia. With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With 17.7million passengers in 2012, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 73 aircraft on 330 routes to 120 destinations and employs approximately 3,000 people. Norwegian's fleet has an average age of 4,6 years and the company currently has 280 aircraft on order.