NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 12, 2016) - Norwegian was today 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 renowned Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Skytrax is the leading international airline rating system as voted on by the travelling public who evaluated more than 280 airlines worldwide.
Norwegian began operating low-cost long-haul routes between the United States and Europe in 2013 and currently offers 40 nonstop transatlantic routes and flies to more than 100 European destinations. Passengers have voted Norwegian the 'Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe' since 2013 at the Skytrax awards, and have also selected Norwegian as the 'World's Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline' twice in a row since the award was first introduced in 2015.
Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos and crewmembers from the airline's London Gatwick base accepted the Skytrax awards earlier today at the Farnborough Air Show.
"I am honored to accept these awards, but this recognition belongs most of all to Norwegian's hard-working staff and our loyal passengers. These awards give us huge momentum as we continue our ambitious expansion plans in Europe, the U.S. and beyond," said Mr. Kjos. "We not only believe that air travel should be affordable for all, but we also believe 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."
"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," Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said. "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."
About Skytrax World Airline Awards
Skytrax World Airline Awards is the most prestigious and recognized accolade in the airline industry. Travelers from over 100 countries take part each year in the world's largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. Over 280 airlines are reviewed in the survey. Customers judge everything from the experience during check-in, boarding, seat comfort, to cleanliness in the cabin, food, drink, entertainment and service.
Norwegian is the world's sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 26 million passengers in 2015. The airline operates more than 400 routes to over 130 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world's youngest fleets. Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian was named the World's Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015, and for the third consecutive year, named Europe's Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 5,500 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. 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.