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Norwegian wins international award for best in-flight WiFi

Press release   •   Sep 18, 2012 11:23 BST

Norwegian has won the prestigious Passenger Choice Awards 2012 for the category “Best Inflight Connectivity and Communications”. The airline competed against major international airlines like Virgin America, Emirates, Oman Air and Gulf Air. The award was presented in Long Beach, California, USA on Monday 17. September.

The award proves that Norwegian’s commitment to giving its passengers free internet has been noticed far beyond Scandinavia’s borders. Norwegian is particularly pleased since it is the passengers themselves who have named the company the best in the world in this category.

Norwegian was also nominated in the category “Best In Region: Europe”, however, Virgin Atlantic scooped this prize. 

Norwegian currently has a fleet of 46 modern Boeing 737-800 equipped with free inflight WiFi. Norwegian's total fleet has an average age of 5 years, making it one of the most modern fleets in Europe. All the new aircraft in Norwegian's fleet will have WiFi during 2013.

Read more about Passenger Choice Awards here.

Media Contact:
Communications Manager Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen: +47 45 45 60 12

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe 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 close to 16 million passengers in 2011, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 64 aircraft on 294 routes to  more than 114 destinations and employs approximately 2,500 people.