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Norwegian loyalty scheme wins at the 2016 Freddie Awards

Press release   •   Apr 29, 2016 08:00 EDT

Norwegian Air’s loyalty program, Norwegian Reward, has won the “Best up-and-coming Award” at the 2016 Freddie Awards - the most prestigious member-generated awards in the travel loyalty industry.

The “Best up-and-coming Award”,otherwise known as the“210 Award”,is a new Freddie Award category that honors up-and-coming programs among smaller operators. Norwegian Reward also came second in the“Best Airline Program of the Year – Europe and Africa” category ahead of legacy carrier competitors.

The Freddie Awards are voted on by frequent travelers worldwide who rank the features of airline and hotel loyalty programs to determine the winners. The “Freddies” are named in honor of Sir Freddie Laker who pioneered low-cost long-haul travel, which Norwegian is spearheading today by being the only low-cost carrier offering direct transatlantic services from the U.S. to mainland Europe.

Norwegian Reward’s popularity is continuing to soar as the free to join loyalty scheme now has four million members worldwide. Norwegian’s loyalty program has also been enhanced recently. Members can claim a reward of either a free seat reservation, free baggage, free Fast Track or a CashPoint boost after every sixth flight, which can be used an unlimited number of times within 12 months.

Norwegian Reward members earn CashPoints when booking Norwegian flights and when booking hotel rooms and car rental with partner organizations. Members can then use CashPoints as full or partial payment on all Norwegian flights without any restriction.

“It’s fantastic that Norwegian Reward has gained recognition from the Freddie Awards as the best up-and-coming loyalty program in the skies. We’ve worked hard to improve our loyalty program so that it provides great value and free and flexible rewards to our frequent flying business and leisure travelers. Almost 1 in 6 Norwegian passengers are benefiting from exclusive cost savings and thanks to our hard working team, we can continue lightening the load on our members’ wallets,” said Brede Huser, Vice President of Norwegian Reward.

Passengers can join Norwegian Reward for free now by visiting norwegianreward.com.

About Norwegian

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, award-winning Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe and the world’s seventh largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 39 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris and Scandinavia, as well as six routes from the U.S. to the Caribbean. Onboard features include more legroom than most competitors and free in-flight Wi-Fi on short-haul routes. The airline carried 26 million passengers in 2015 on the world’s most modern and eco-friendly fleet to its network that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the U.S. and Southeast Asia – a total of more than 440 routes to 132 destinations. Over 5,500 people in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. work for Norwegian. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com