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Norwegian signs new £40 million agreement to fly record number of charter passengers this summer

Press Release   •   Jan 26, 2016 07:00 GMT

- New deal includes Norwegian’s first ever flights from Cardiff Airport

Low-cost airline Norwegian has signed a series of new agreements worth over £40 million to continue its charter partnerships with TUI, Thomas Cook Northern Europe and Nazar Nordic.

The agreements will see Norwegian fly passengers on more than 2,200 flights from the UK and the Nordics to summer destinations including the Balearics, the Greek Isles and the Canaries. The routes also include Norwegian’s first ever flights from Cardiff Airport with a charter route to Tenerife.

Norwegian Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “We are very pleased to continue to fly charter passengers for TUI, Thomas Cook and Nazar to a wide variety of popular summer holiday destinations. With brand new aircraft and free in-flight WiFi, we look forward to welcoming even more passengers on board and giving them a perfect start to their summer getaway.”

From London Gatwick, Norwegian will fly to destinations across Greece, Spain and Portugal, together with a charter service to Tenerife from Cardiff Airport.

From various airports in Norway, Norwegian will fly customers to popular vacation destinations in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Spain and Turkey. From Stockholm, Sweden, Norwegian will fly to Antalya, Turkey. From Oulu, Finland Norwegian will fly to Rhodes, Greece.

About Norwegian

- Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe and the 7th largest low-cost airline in the World. 

- The airline now flies to over 40 destinations from London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh Airports – nearly 4 million passengers flew with Norwegian to and from UK airports in 2015. 

- Passengers voted Norwegian Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe and World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline at the 2015 SkyTrax Airline Awards.