Skip to content
Norwegian expands in Germany with new low-cost routes from Düsseldorf and Hannover

Press release -

Norwegian expands in Germany with new low-cost routes from Düsseldorf and Hannover

Norwegian, the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline, continues to expand its route network – this time with full force in Germany with five new route launches from Düsseldorf Airport and three new route launches from Hannover Airport. 

Today, award-winning low-cost airline Norwegian announces the launch of eight new routes in Germany. Nearly 170 000 seats are available for the summer season to and from Düsseldorf Airport and over 50 000 seats available for the summer season to and from Hannover Airport – all of them to popular Spanish destinations.
Norwegian already operates routes in Germany from Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and Cologne.

“We’re happy to announce that Norwegian is launching new routes in Germany to several popular destinations in Spain. We hope and believe that even more Germans will enjoy flying in our brand new and more environmentally friendly fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with free WiFi on board,” said Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl of Norwegian

Thomas Schnalke, CEO of Düsseldorf Airport said: “Norwegian’s decision for Düsseldorf is an indicator of the significance and strength of our Rhine-Ruhr Region. The addition of another strong European carrier means that our network of airline partners is growing and becoming even stronger. This expands our route portfolio with great perspective, as the engagement of Norwegian in Düsseldorf is meant to be the beginning of a close partnership. We are already talking about adding more routes and the stationing of airplanes in Düsseldorf.”

Dr. Raoul Hille, Managing Director of Hannover Airport said: "We are pleased to extend out low-cost segment at Hannover airport with our new airline partner, Norwegian. Norwegian is a very successful brand that will give us the potential for further growth and the new routes will make our summer schedule even more attractive.”

Norwegian’s new route launches in Germany are as follows:

Düsseldorf – Malaga
Norwegian will offer four weekly departures on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Start date: May 1, 2017

Düsseldorf – Alicante
Norwegian will offer three weekly departures on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Start date: June 4, 2017

Düsseldorf – Barcelona
Norwegian will offer three weekly departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Start date: March 27, 2017

Düsseldorf – Palma de Mallorca
Norwegian will offer six weekly departures on all days except Saturdays. Start date: June 8, 2017

Düsseldorf – Tenerife
Norwegian will offer two weekly departures on Mondays and Fridays. Start date: May 1, 2017

Hannover – Alicante
Norwegian will offer two weekly departures on Wednesdays and Sundays. Start date: June 4, 2017

Hannover – Malaga
Norwegian will offer two weekly departures on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Start date: April 29, 2017

Hannover – Palma de Mallorca
Norwegian will offer two weekly departures on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Start date: June 10, 2017

Seats are available to book now at

  • Norwegian is the sixth largest low-cost carrier in the world offering nearly 450 routes to more than 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Thailand, the Caribbean and the US

  • Norwegian has around 120 aircraft in its fleet and more than 260 aircraft on order, meaning many more new and exciting routes in the near future.

  • Norwegian has one of the youngest and greenest fleets in the world with an average age of just 3,6 years

  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for four consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2016, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in both 2015 and 2016

Media Contact: Astrid Mannion-Gibson, Communications Manager, tel: +47 46632010




For journalists only

For journalists only

Press contact Norwegian Press Office +47 815 11 816
Marketing/sponsorhip requests:

Marketing/sponsorhip requests:

Press contact Marketing/sponsorship requests:

The Norwegian group is a leading Nordic aviation company, headquartered at Fornebu outside Oslo, Norway. The company has over 8,200 employees and owns two of the prominent airlines in the Nordics: Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe’s Flyveselskap. Widerøe was acquired by Norwegian in 2024, aiming to facilitate seamless air travel across the two airline’s networks.

Norwegian Air Shuttle, the largest Norwegian airline with around 4,700 employees, operates an extensive route network connecting Nordic countries to key European destinations. In 2023, Norwegian carried over 20 million passengers and maintained a fleet of 87 Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Widerøe’s Flyveselskap, Norway’s oldest airline, is Scandinavia’s largest regional carrier. The airline has more than 3,500 employees. Mainly operating the short-runway airports in rural Norway, Widerøe operates several state contract routes (PSO routes) in addition to its own commercial network. In 2023, the airline had 3.3 million passengers and a fleet of 48 aircraft, including 45 Bombardier Dash 8’s and three Embraer E190-E2's. Widerøe Ground Handling provides ground handling services at 41 Norwegian airports.

The Norwegian group has sustainability as a key priority and has committed to significantly reducing carbon emissions from its operations. Among numerous initiatives, the most noteworthy is the investment in production and use of fossil-free aviation fuel (SAF). Norwegian strives to become the sustainable choice for its passengers, actively contributing to the transformation of the aviation industry.