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Serving the Start-up Cities – Berlin a base for business

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Serving the Start-up Cities – Berlin a base for business

With a name like Norwegian, you might overlook the fact we fly from the UK to 34 destinations around the world – most of which aren’t in Scandinavia!

For the ambitious entrepreneurs and cutting-edge small businesses, we also serve the world’s most renowned startup cities including New York, Los Angeles and Boston from May 2016.

But let’s focus our sights on Europe and look beyond London’s Silicon roundabout to the bustling, and burgeoning metropolis - Berlin.

The cost effective German capital is fast emerging as the go-to place for the startup business to set-up shop. Earlier this year, the 2015 edition of the Startup Genome Project from Compass ranked Berlin 9th among the world’s leading startup cities based on feedback from 11,000 global startups and interviews with more than 200 entrepreneurs. The city already boasts 2,500 tech startups, and has attracted hundreds of millions of euros in investment from some of the world's biggest venture capital funds (the Guardian).

For the creatives, the techies and budding entrepreneurs looking to rub shoulders with successful startups like Soundcloud and Bill Gates’ ResearchGate – Berlin could be the place you’re looking for thanks to its low living costs, great transport links and numerous co-working spaces. Startups looking for a head start can also benefit from Microsoft’s Ventures Accelerator which includes access to inspiring mentors, technical training and support as part of its four month program.

Your colleagues or clients have good links into the former East Berlin from Berlin- Schönefeld airport – so if you’re based in the popular central startup district of Mitte, you can arrive at your desk on “Silicon Allee” in less than an hour.

Whether you’re the cost-conscious entrepreneur just starting out, or the fast growing startup targeting overseas growth – Berlin could be an attractive base for business or the workplace for the super commuter. With daily flights from London Gatwick, Berlin is now even more accessible with Norwegian’s WiFi enabled aircraft that can keep you connected on your business travels.

Norwegian serves Berlin twice daily from London Gatwick on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and one daily flight on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from £29.90 one way

By Chase Burns



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Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.

Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.

We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.