Gatwick-based airline wins top awards

Norwegian has been named the '˜World's Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline' for the second consecutive year and '˜Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe' for the fourth year in a row at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 4:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 6:05 pm
Norwegian CEO Bjrn Kjos and Gatwick staff

Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos and crew members from the airline’s Gatwick base accepted the awards at the Farnborough Air Show.

Norwegian flies to more than 100 European destinations and also began operating low-cost long-haul routes between Europe and the US in 2013, with more than 30 transatlantic routes now on offer.

Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos said: “I am honoured to accept these awards but this recognition belongs most of all to Norwegian’s hard-working staff and our loyal passengers.

“We believe that not only should air travel be affordable to all, but also that low-cost can still mean high-quality. It is truly rewarding to see that our brand new planes, expansive route network, low fares and the great service offered by our crew have been appreciated by passengers.

“These awards give us huge momentum as we continue our ambitious expansion plans in Europe, the US and beyond.”

Commenting on the Awards, Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said: "Norwegian's growth within Europe and on its long haul network continues to win new admirers and this is reflected in the airlines success here at the World Airline Awards. Europe remains the most competitive region for low cost airlines and to secure this award as the Best Low Cost Airline in Europe on a fourth occasion is a truly remarkable achievement."

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