History: Norwegian was established in 1993, offering routes on the west coast of Norway with Fokker 50s in cooperation with Braathens SAFE. This cooperation lasted until 2002.
In 2002, Domestic routes launched in Norway with Boeing 737-300s. In 2004 a codeshare agreement started with FlyNordic and Sterling. In 2006 a Polish subsidiary and base was established. Flights started from Warsaw to five European cities.
In 2007, Norwegian established a base at Arlanda outside of Stockholm,Sweden. The frequent flyer programme Norwegian Reward was launched. It placed and order with Boeing to buy 42 737-800 aircraft One year later the delivery of the first Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation aircraft arrived. In 2008 it entered the Danish market and opened a Copenhagen base. Also opened a new base at Rygge, outside Oslo.
In 2009 it expanded extensively in Denmark by launching 39 new routes. Also it accepted the delivery of the first Norwegian-owned Boeing 737-800.
In 2011, it was the First airline to offer free in-flight WiFi on European routes. It's Scandinavian expansion continued as it Opened a new base at Helsinki airport in Finland. It also entered into an agreement to purchase three Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners and placed an order of an additional 15 Boeing 737-800s.
In 2012 the airline signed one of the largest-ever agreement in European aviation history: 22 Boeing 737-800s, 100 Boeing 737 MAX8s as well as 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft. It also signed an agreement to lease two additional Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners for its long-haul operation.
In 2013 it launched low-cost long-haul services on brand new Dreamliners and opened new base at London Gatwick and several new bases in Spain.
In 2015 it signed an agreement to acquire an additional 19 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which constitutes a total order of 30 Dreamliners and expanded it's long-haul operation by establishing crew base at London Gatwick. It started flying to Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, St. Croix and Boston.
In 2016, the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered and it announced flights from Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport to the U.S.and opened a base in Rome, Italy.
Operations: Norwegian has several bases across Europe, Including Scandinavia, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy and France. It flies to Central Europe and Eastern Europe, it's possible to make flights with a connecting stop in Scandinavia to reach to your final destination. It also flies long haul to America, ( Boston, Las Vegas, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Orlando). It flies to the Caribbean from selected routes in Scandinavia and is planning to open new routes from the United Kingdom as well. In addition, it flies to Bangkok and Dubai International.
Fleet: Currently the fleet is entirely Boeing operated with Boeing 737-800 covering all short and medium routes, whilst Boeing 787-800/900's fly the long haul routes. It will introduce Airbus A320Neo in the future as well as Boeing 737Max.
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|Good fares and point to point service||Pay for additional Services. (luggage, meals etc)|
| Free Wifi provided on it's planes||Long queues to be expected if checking luggage as limited staff are available|
|Online check-in or Airport Check-in available (no surcharge as low cost)||Poor re-booking service if flight cancelled.|
| Point Programme for frequent travellers. || |
| SMS notification for Flight Status.|| |
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