EU Chambers of Commerce in NOrway event: NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE ASA - From local/regional to global player
Norwegian in Brief Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and the third largest low-cost airline in Europe with approximately 4500 employees. Norwegian operates 416 routes to 126 destinations in
Norwegian in Brief
Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and the third largest low-cost airline in Europe with approximately 4500 employees. Norwegian operates 416 routes to 126 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Thailand and the US. In 2013, more than 20 million passengers flew with the airline, which has been listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange since 2003.
With competitive prices and customer friendly and efficient solutions, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years by introducing brand new aircraft to its fleet, launching many new routes and establishing new bases in Europe, Asia and the US. Per June, the company has 97 aircraft in its fleet.
New and more environmentally friendly fleet
Norwegian has chosen to modernize its fleet with brand new aircraft. New aircraft is introduced to the fleet continuously. This is essential for the company; it enables Norwegian to offer low fares because new aircraft consume less fuel and require less maintenance. And not least, new aircraft is more environmentally friendly and more comfortable for passengers.
Historical aircraft order
In 2007, Norwegian entered an agreement with Boeing to purchase 42 737-800s, an order that has since been extended several times. In January 2012, Norwegian placed an order with both Boeing and Airbus to purchase 222 aircraft – wherof 100 Boeing 737 MAX8, 22 Boeing 737-800 and 100 Airbus A320neo. The order is Europe’s largest ever single aircraft order. Norwegian has also 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliner on order for its long-haul operations. Norwegian took delivery of three Dreamliner’s in 2013 and is due to take delivery of four Dreamliner’s during 2014.
About Lars Sande:
Lars has been working in the airline industry for 22 years. He started working for Braathens way back in 1992 and worked there responsible for the key corporate accounts team until SAS took over the company. Lars was a part of the startup team in Norwegian 12 years ago. He has all along been responsible for the sales department in the company. He’s also been very much involved in developing products throughout the years. He’s also responsible for how/where Norwegian products are distributed through other sales channels.
(Tuesday) 08:30 - 08:30
KARENLYST ALLE 56, OSLO