17 July, 2018

SKYTRAX awards for ‘World's Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ go to Norwegian

The ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ awards were won by Norwegian at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards held in London today.

The Skytrax 2018 World Airline Awards, celebrating its 18th year, are independent and impartial and represent the leading international airline rating system as voted for by the travelling public, and Norwegian was once again recognised by providing outstanding service combined with a high-quality product while operating one of the youngest fleets in the aviation industry.  The airline has won the award for ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the fourth consecutive year and the ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the sixth year in a row.

Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian CEO, said: “It is a great honour to once again be recognised as the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ at the Skytrax 2018 World Airline Awards. At Norwegian we take great pride in following the core values that we have always stood for, to offer affordable travel to all across our expanding global network. Our modern fleet of aircraft and attentive cabin crew ensure that our customers, whether travelling for work or leisure, enjoy their trip from the moment they step on board.I personally would like to thank all our passengers who voted for us and my 9,500 dedicated colleagues at Norwegian who continuously strive to be the best in the industry.”

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax said: "Norwegian has been a top customer favourite in the World Airline Awards over the last 6 years, being successful not only in keeping ahead of its low-cost rivals in the survey but also improving its position amongst full-service carrier ratings. This is a truly excellent achievement for an airline that is still undergoing rapid expansion."

Norwegian’s Chief Communications Officer, Anne-Sissel Skånvik, accepted the awards accompanied by Norwegian cabin crew Agne Zupkaite, Francesco Sapuppo, Marcin Krzywicki, Nancy Lily Wheeler at The Langham Hotel in central London.