Norwegian announces leadership appointments

  Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Geir Karlsen (52) is Norwegian’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Karlsen comes from the position as Group CFO at the London-based shipping company Navig8 Group. He has extensive experience from listed companies within shipping and offshore. Norwegian’s acting Chief Financial Officer Tore Østby continues in the Group… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches its first route from London Gatwick to Asia

LONDON, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, voted world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, continues its global expansion today by launching its first route from London Gatwick to Asia with a special Singaporean themed celebration to mark the carrier’s inaugural flight to Singapore. The new 12-hour 45 minute flight from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport is… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Norwegian’s new nonstop service between OAK and Paris

Norwegian expands Oakland base with new 4x weekly flights Oakland, California, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) announce today that Norwegian Air will add new nonstop service between OAK and Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG), the largest of the Paris-area airports.  The flight will operate 4-times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and… Read the full press release

Norwegian CFO Frode Foss to leave the company

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — CFO of Norwegian, Frode Foss has decided to leave the company. Vice President Investor Relations, Tore Østby, will take on the position for an interim period. Tore Østby joined Norwegian as Vice President IR in 2014. Foss has been the CFO of Norwegian since the company was… Read the full press release

London Gatwick welcomes Norwegian’s new service to Chicago and Austin, Texas

United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian today announced two new US routes from London Gatwick with flights now on sale to Chicago from £179 and Austin, Texas from £239. The announcement comes as the airline celebrates the third anniversary since it first launched low-cost long-haul services from Gatwick. In July 2014, Norwegian… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers Norwegian’s first two 737 MAX 8s

Norwegian becomes first European carrier to take delivery of the 737 MAX SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Norwegian celebrated the delivery today of the airline’s first two 737 MAX 8s. Norwegian is the first European carrier to take delivery of the 737 MAX and will deploy the airplanes on transatlantic… Read the full press release

Norwegian commences direct service to Stewart International Airport, NY and Providence Airport, RI from Belfast International Airport

Airline launches only direct transatlantic flights to US East Coast Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian launched the only direct transatlantic flights from Belfast International Airport today with two never-before-seen routes to the US East Coast. Earlier this year Norwegian announced the brand new transatlantic flights from Northern Ireland to smaller airports of Stewart… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport welcomes Norwegian’s new route from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires becomes airline’s first South American route New affordable fares break current monopoly on direct London-Argentina flights United Kingdom, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires, marking the airline’s first ever South American route as its UK expansion plans gather pace. The new… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes Norwegian’s new direct services from the United States to Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has welcomed today’s news that three new direct low-cost services from the United States to Edinburgh – starting at under £70 – will begin this summer. The national tourism organisation says the 14 weekly flights from the New York, Boston and New England areas, which will… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces low-cost transatlantic flights from Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork, Shannon and Dublin to New York, Boston and New England

Low-cost airline announces 10 new routes and 38 weekly transatlantic flights from Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork, Shannon and Dublin to greater New York, Boston and New England areas LONDON, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian today announced a series of groundbreaking new transatlantic flights from 5 cities in the UK and Ireland, offering passengers… Read the full press release

Norwegian carried almost 30 million passengers in 2016; its highest ever passenger figure in a single year

Norwegian reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with almost 30 million passengers and a load factor of 88 per cent in 2016. The launch of 34 new routes and a substantial increase of intercontinental traffic contributed considerably to the growth. Bærum, Norway, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Passenger growth, more… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air International (NAI) awarded foreign carrier permit by the US authorities

Norwegian CEO praises “significant and invaluable support from across Ireland” in securing US permit Full plans for Irish transatlantic routes set to be unveiled in early 2017 with first flights to commence next summer Bærum, Norway, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has today (Dec 06, 2016 ) outlined the next steps in its plans to… Read the full press release

Norwegian reports 2.3 million passengers in November; 16 per cent up YoY

Norwegian reports 2.3 million passengers in November; 16 per cent up YoY   Bærum, Norway, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian carried almost 2.3 million passengers in November, an increase of 16 per cent compared to the same month previous year. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a 70 per cent passenger growth. The overall load factor was 84… Read the full press release

Norwegian awarded ‘Best Low Cost Airline – Europe’ for the fourth consecutive year by airlineratings.com

Bærum, Norway, 2016-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian was today awarded the title of ‘Best Low Cost Airline – Europe’ for a fourth consecutive year by leading industry website www.airlineratings.com. Airlineratings.com attracts over 14 million visitors from 232 countries, with the website announcing its Airline Excellence Awards each year to celebrate and promote excellence… Read the full press release

Norwegian marks three million passengers between Europe and the U.S. since 2013

Over 90% load factors on transatlantic flights as Norwegian gets ready to launch its latest low-cost route from London to Las Vegas Bærum, Norway, 2016-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has now flown three million low-cost long-haul passengers between Europe and the U.S. since low-cost transatlantic services began in 2013. Norwegian first launched low-cost… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces 12 per cent increase in passenger number in August vs. same month the previous year

Fornebu, Norway, 2016-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian carried almost 2.9 million passengers in August, an increase of 12 per cent compared to the same month in the previous year. The load factor was unchanged at 90 per cent. The load factor on the company’s intercontinental operation was 96 per cent. Both the total traffic growth (RPK) and the… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd orders 30 Airbus 321 Long Range aircrafts

Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA) has placed a new order of 30 Airbus 321 Long Range aircraft. Norwegian will operate the A321LR once the aircraft enters service in 2019. The aircraft has a size and range that makes it suitable for many more long-haul destinations in the future. LONDON, 2016-Jul-15 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Norwegian reports of positive overall performance in all of its main markets during the second quarter

Norwegian (NAS) today reported its second quarter results for 2016. The pre-tax result (EBT) was NOK 930 million (£83million); doubling the profit from last year’s result of NOK 456 million. The load factor for this period was 88 percent. In two years, the load factor has increased with eight percentage points. The overall performance was… Read the full press release

Norwegian marks 2nd anniversary of its transatlantic flights from the UK to the U.S.

LONDON, 2016-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is this week celebrating the 2nd anniversary of its unique low-cost long-haul flights from the UK to the U.S. Norwegian first launched transatlantic flights from Gatwick Airport to three U.S destinations in July 2014, with the aviation industry divided on whether the ‘low-cost long-haul’ venture would succeed. Two… Read the full press release

Norwegian carried more than 2.8 million passengers in June 2016

The company carried more than 2.8 million passengers this month, an increase of 317,821 passengers from the same month previous year. The load factor was 90.2 percent, up 2.2 percentage points. LONDON, 2016-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The increase of passengers is 13 percent compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth… Read the full press release

Norwegian further expands its fleet with two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Norwegian has signed an agreement to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to be delivered in spring 2018. With this new agreement, the company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 42 Dreamliners by 2020. Norwegian also exercises 8 of its 100 Boeing 737 MAX8 purchase options. Fornebu, Norway, 2016-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian continues to expand… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces 8% increase in passenger number during April compared to the same month previous year

LONDON, 2016-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Increased demand from business and leisure passengers contributed to Norwegian’s growth in April. The company carried almost 2.3 million passengers this month, an increase of 168,000 passengers compared to April previous year. The load factor was 84.5 per cent, up 2.1 percentage points. Norwegian carried 2,302,041 passengers in April,… Read the full press release

Norwegian expands its fleet with two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Fornebu, Norway, 2016-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has signed an agreement to lease an additional two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, enabling the company to launch even more intercontinental routes. Both aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2018. With this new agreement, the company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 40 Dreamliners by 2020. Norwegian… Read the full press release

Norwegian Airlines to introduce three-times-weekly flights from Oakland International Airport to London Gatwick starting May 12, 2016

Oakland, CA, 2015-12-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Those with an eye on Oakland over the last few years have watched the Bay Area gem emerge as a premier destination. Oakland has been making a name for itself as a “city on the rise” across a spectrum of industries – tech, food, development, tourism, and thanks to the… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces November traffic figures

Norwegian carried close to 2 million customers in November, an increase of 11 per cent. Norwegian’s November traffic figures are characterised by growth on intercontinental and European routes. The load factor also increased this month – by 4.1 percentage points to 83 per cent compared to the same month last year.  Fornebu, Norway, 2015-12-7 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s new services give Brits chance to combine ‘sun and city’ break in the U.S. and Caribbean

New services from New York to Martinique and Guadeloupe offer Brits chance to combine a low-cost ‘sun and city’ break in the U.S. and Caribbean LONDON, 2015-12-7 — /Travel PR News/ — UK passengers travelling on Norwegian’s low-cost flights to the U.S. this winter now have the chance to add some sun to their city… Read the full press release

Low-cost airline Norwegian first airline to offer live TV on board European flights

Bloomberg Television and Norway’s TV 2 News broadcast live to passengers in the air Fornebu, Norway, 2015-11-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian today became the first airline to offer live TV on board European flights. Passengers using Norwegian’s free inflight WiFi can now watch Bloomberg Television and Norway’s TV 2 News live on… Read the full press release

Norwegian further expands its international operations; to purchase 19 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Norwegian, Europe’s third largest low-cost airline, is continuing to expand its international operations by signing an agreement to purchase 19 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners – the order will help more than quadruple its current long-haul fleet to 38 aircraft within the next five years. Fornebu, Norway, 2015-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The agreement is the… Read the full press release

Norwegian to launch new direct low-cost transatlantic services from Cork to Boston and New York

Cork to Boston services planned for May 2016 and Cork to New York planned for 2017 Fornebu, Norway, 2015-9-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, Europe’s third largest low-cost airline, has today announced plans to launch new direct low-cost transatlantic services from Cork to Boston and New York – the new routes will be the only… Read the full press release

Norwegian to acquire two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Norwegian has signed an agreement to acquire an additional two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, enabling the company to launch even more long-haul routes. Both aircraft are scheduled to enter service in summer 2017. The 787-9 is larger than the eight 787-8s that Norwegian currently operates on its long-haul routes. With this new agreement, the long-haul… Read the full press release