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Norwegian Our Story

 

Norwegian is the fifth largest low-cost carrier in the world with around 10,000 dedicated colleagues. Our customers can choose from around 500 routes to more than 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, the US and Canada.


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. We are constantly introducing brand new aircraft to our fleet, as well as launching new routes and establishing new bases in Europe, Asia, the US and South America. 

Today, we have around 160 aircraft and boast one of the world's youngest and greenest fleets with an average age of just 3.7 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.

We also have more than 200 aircraft on order, which means that in the coming years, we will take delivery of brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Airbus 321 Long Range aircraft.

In Brief

  • Over 33 million passengers flew with us during 2017
  • Around 10,000 people work for Norwegian
  • We offer over 500 routes to more than 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, Canada and the US
  • We have around 160 aircraft in our fleet and over 200 aircraft on order
  • We can offer low fares thanks to our lean organisation and fuel-efficient aircraft

Fun Facts

  • Our aircraft are referred to as "Red Nose" because the front (the "nose") is painted red
  • The tail fins on our aircraft feature a portrait of a hero that has challenged the established and inspired others
  • We taught Norway’s air travellers to book their flights online
  • Norwegian has been named the most fuel-efficient airline on transatlantic routes
  • Norwegian is today the largest foreign airline to fly between New York and Europe, based on passenger numbers.

Learn More About Our Story

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 & Recognitions

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

Year by Year

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.

Tail Fin Heroes

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

Flight Operations

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

Vision & Values

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

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