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Our story


Founded in 1993, Norwegian is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe with about 5,500 employees. We operate over 400 routes to more than 130 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Thailand, the Caribbean and the US.


We were founded in 1993, but only began operating as a low-cost carrier with bigger Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Today, we are one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. Back in 2012, we signed the largest aircraft order in Europe with more than 200 aircraft. This means that we are constantly introducing brand new aircraft to our fleet, as well as launching new routes and establishing new bases in Europe, Asia and the US.

Today, we have more than 100 aircraft and boast one of the world's youngest and greenest fleets with an average age of just 3.6 years. New aircraft is a win-win for the customers, the environment and the company's costs and is key in order to maintain our vision of offering affordable fares for all.

  • Our aircraft

    Norwegian has one of the newest and greenest fleets in Europe. High fuel-efficiency is not only good for the environment but also for your wallet.

  • Awards and recognitions

    The many awards and accolades prove that our passengers appreciate our new aircraft, friendly service, low fares and exciting destinations.

  • Year by year

    In 1993, we launched our first route. In 2015, we ordered 19 additional 787-9 Dreamliners to serve our long-haul destinations. This is our story in bullet points.

  • Tail fin heroes

    The tail fin of our aircraft are adorned by portraits of heroes who have pushed boundaries, challenged the established and been a major source of inspiration.

  • Flight operations

    Norwegian holds four Air Operator’s Certificates (AOC). In our operations we give safety the highest priority.

  • Vision and values

    We believe in affordable fares for all, as reflected in our vision, values, operational priorities and goals.

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