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Norwegian voted Europe’s best low-cost airline

Press Release   •   Jun 18, 2013 12:03 BST

Norwegian has been voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year 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 accepted the prize during Paris Air Show on Tuesday morning.

“This is a big and important recognition that I am very proud and humble about. I want to thank all our passengers who have given Norwegian such great references. I would also like to thank all the employees at Norwegian, who every day of the year do their utmost for our passengers. The title ‘Europe's best low-cost carrier’ is proof that brand new planes, innovative solutions, an expansive route network, good service on board and low fares are appreciated,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

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.

Read more about Skytrax World Airline Awards here.

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Norwegian’s press office: +47 815 11 816

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 75 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.