More than 300 people work for Norwegian in Asia, of which 200 are based in Thailand and 100 in Singapore. Another 50 will join the Asian team in 2014. Click here to see what two of our Bangkok crew think of their working environment.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a publicly traded low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio which spans across Europe as well as into North Africa and the Middle East.
With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With 10.8 million passengers in 2009, Norwegian is the 4th largest low-cost airline in Europe. The turnover in 2009 was in excess of NOK 7.3 billion, an increase of 17% from the year before.
By year end 2009, Norwegian operated 46 aircraft and offered 238 routes to 93 destinations and employed approximately 1,850 people.
New and more environmentally friendly fleet
Norwegian will receive a total of 70 new state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft in the period 2008- 2014, providing the company with one of the most modern, efficient and environmentally friendly fleets in commercial operation.
Read more about Norwegians fleet here
In January 2009, Air Transport World (ATW) named Norwegian “Market Leader of the Year”. The award recognized Norwegian for several accomplishments:
- successful adaptation of the low-cost model to the Scandinavian air travel market
- its strategy to combine low fares with high tech with strong emphasis on customer-focused information technology
- swift market response to the collapse of Sterling
- the ability to stay profitable in challenging times
The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards are considered the Oscars of the industry.
In August 2008, SkyTrax named Norwegian the best low cost carrier in Northern Europe. In April 2008, Norwegian was awarded a prize for being the best Norwegian company in terms of public reputation, and for having the best management of all companies in Norway.
For more information visit Norwegian.com