Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA Chairman of the Board resigns following Annual General Assembly in May

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 15:34 UTC

Bjørn H. Kise has notified the election committee that he will resign as Chairman of the Board of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 7, 2019. The election committee has now started working on identifying new candidates for the position as Chairman of the Board. Kise has been a member of the Board of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA since 1993 and as Chairman since 2010.

“The decision to resign from the Board of Norwegian is mine. It has not been an easy decision, but after 25 years on the board, many of which as Chairman, I am confident that this is the right decision. I have now reached an age where it is time to make room for new forces. This is also in line with my discussions with the election committee ahead of the AGM for 2018,” said Kise. 

Norwegian is a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is the world's fifth largest low-cost airline operating 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, the U.S and South America. In 2018, Norwegian carried around 37 million passengers. Norwegian has almost 11,000 employees and a modern, more environmentally friendly fleet of more than 170 aircraft with an average age of 3.8 years. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for six consecutive years from 2013-2018, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ for four consecutive years from 2015-2018 at SkyTrax World Airline Awards.

For more information, visit www.norwegian.com

Bjørn H. Kise has notified the election committee that he will resign as Chairman of the Board of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 7, 2019. The election committee has now started working on identifying new candidates for the position as Chairman of the Board.

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"Our first priority is to take care of our customers"

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2019 14:56 UTC

"First and foremost, I would like to apologise to our customers who are affected by the temporary grounding of our 737 MAX aircraft. Now our first priority is to look after our customers in the best possible way. Our colleagues in Norwegian are working tirelessly to find solutions for passengers who have been affected," says Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos:

Norwegian is a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is the world's fifth largest low-cost airline operating 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, the U.S and South America. In 2018, Norwegian carried around 37 million passengers. Norwegian has almost 11,000 employees and a modern, more environmentally friendly fleet of more than 160 aircraft with an average age of 3.8 years. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for six consecutive years from 2013-2018, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ for four consecutive years from 2015-2018 at SkyTrax World Airline Awards.

For more information, visit www.norwegian.com

"First and foremost, I would like to apologise to our customers who are affected by the temporary grounding of our 737 MAX aircraft. Now our first priority is to look after our customers in the best possible way. Our colleagues in Norwegian are working tirelessly to find solutions for passengers who have been affected," says Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos.

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Norwegian temporarily suspends flights with the Boeing 737 MAX, following recommendations by European aviation authorities

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 13:46 UTC

Following the decision by the relevant aviation regulatory bodies to temporarily suspend operations of Boeing 737 MAX, Norwegian will not operate any flights with this aircraft type until further notice. We remain in close dialogue with the aviation authorities and Boeing, and follow their instructions and recommendations.

Norwegian has more than 110 Boeing 737–800 aircraft in its fleet, which is not affected by this temporary suspension.

We would like to apologize to customers who will be affected by temporary cancellations and delays, but the safety and security of our customers and colleagues will never be compromised, and once authorities advise to cease operations we will of course comply.

Tomas Hesthammer, Norwegian’s acting Chief Operating Officer said:

“In response to the temporary suspension of Being 737 MAX operations by multiple aviation authorities we have taken the decision to not operate flights using this aircraft type, until advised otherwise by the relevant aviation authorities. We would like to apologize to customers for any inconvenienced caused, however, safety will always remain our top priority.”

Norwegian is a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is the world's fifth largest low-cost airline operating 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, the U.S and South America. In 2018, Norwegian carried around 37 million passengers. Norwegian has almost 11,000 employees and a modern, more environmentally friendly fleet of more than 160 aircraft with an average age of 3.8 years. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for six consecutive years from 2013-2018, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ for five consecutive years from 2015-2018 at SkyTrax World Airline Awards.

For more information, visit www.norwegian.com

Following the decision by the relevant aviation regulatory bodies to temporarily suspend operations of Boeing 737 MAX, Norwegian will not operate any flights with this aircraft type until further notice. We remain in close dialogue with the aviation authorities and Boeing, and follow their instructions and recommendations

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Norwegian reports passenger growth and higher punctuality in February

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2019 07:00 UTC

Norwegian carried more than 2.5 million passengers in February, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same month previous year. The growth is now slowing down considerably, in line with the strategy of returning to profitability.

Norwegian presents 2018 full year results and the strategy for returning to profitability

Press Releases   •   Feb 07, 2019 06:00 UTC

Norwegian today reported its full year and fourth quarter 2018 results, figures strongly affected by engine issues, fuel hedge losses and tough competition in a period of strong growth. The net loss was NOK 1,454 million in 2018, while the company’s unit costs, excluding fuel, have decreased by 12 percent during the same period.

Norwegian reports 13 percent passenger growth in January

Press Releases   •   Feb 06, 2019 07:00 UTC

Norwegian carried more than 2.6 million passengers in January, an increase of 13 percent compared to the same month previous year.

Norwegian launches new Premium Wi-Fi on European flights

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2019 07:00 UTC

Norwegian is today continuing to enhance the passenger experience by commencing the rollout of new and improved inflight Wi-Fi connectivity onboard the airline’s Boeing 737-800 fleet. Short-haul passengers will receive high-speed Wi-Fi fast enough to stream video content and the rollout will be completed on 113 Boeing 737-800 aircraft by mid-February 2019.

Norwegian secures three billion NOK through fully underwritten rights issue

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2019 07:03 UTC

Norwegian is strengthening its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of three billion NOK in order to increase its financial flexibility and create headroom to the covenants of its outstanding bonds. The company has during the past years made considerable investments in new aircraft and launched a wide range of new routes. The growth will now abate and the profitability increase.

Norwegian’s closure of bases will have little or no impact on customers

News   •   Jan 17, 2019 09:49 UTC

​The closure some of Norwegian’s crew bases will have little or no effect on already scheduled flights that are out for sale and customers who have booked flights with Norwegian. Norwegian will not stop offering flights to popular vacation destinations such as Las Palmas, Mallorca and Thailand, as some media have reported.

New technology reduces Norwegian’s CO2 emissions by 16,000 tons per year

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2018 12:32 UTC

Norwegian continues its work for a more sustainable aviation industry by signing a three-year contract with AVTECH Sweden AB. The agreement is based on a successful test project, which resulted in a reduced fuel consumption of 22 kilos per flight. This equals an annual CO2 reduction of 16,000 tons - or a reduction of 5,000 tons of fuel per year, which in turn leads to reduced costs for Norwegian.

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Norwegian is a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is the world's fifth largest low-cost airline operating 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, the U.S and South America. In 2018, Norwegian carried around 37 million passengers. Norwegian has almost 11,000 employees and a modern, more environmentally friendly fleet of more than 170 aircraft with an average age of 3.8 years. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for six consecutive years from 2013-2018, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ for four consecutive years from 2015-2018 at SkyTrax World Airline Awards.

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