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Norwegian wins three awards at the Grand Travel Award

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Norwegian wins three awards at the Grand Travel Award

The Grand Travel Award was established in 1995 and holds an annual prize giving ceremony for the Norwegian travel trade. Votes are cast by employees throughout the travel and tourism industry. The award ceremony took place in Oslo on Thursday evening.

CEO Geir Karlsen awarded Leader of the Year.

After receiving his award for Leader of the Year, Norwegian’s CEO, Geir Karlsen said; "It is truly an honour to receive this award. I must, however, share this with all my colleagues in Norwegian. The strong unity across departments, nationalities and our bases is essential and the reason we can deliver a first-class product to our customers. Since this award is given by the travel and tourism industry it means a lot to me”.

Norwegian is the largest Norwegian airline, and one of Europe's leading low-cost carriers with over 4,000 employees. From its bases in Norway and other cities in Europe, the airline offers an extensive route network between the Nordic countries to destinations across the continent. According to the on-time performance review from Cirium for 2022, Norwegian was the most punctual airline in the Nordics and amongst the best in Europe.

Best Domestic Airline and the Best Airline in Europe

Speaking at the award ceremony, Norwegian’s Director of Corporate Sales, Ståle Zahl said; “A heartfelt thank you to everyone who voted for us. We are truly grateful for the recognition. This means that the customers who chose to fly with us and everyone working in the tourism industry appreciate our extensive route network, our affordable prices and, not least, our punctuality. Despite many challenges in 2022, we have proved to be amongst the best in class on punctuality, and we know this is very important for our customers”.

Grand Travel Award 2023
From left: Esben Tuman, Håvard Sveen, Guro Poulsen, Geir Karlsen, Lise Krydsby Finjarn, Cecilie Thorsen, Pål Andre Amundsen. In front: Ståle Zahl and Jonas van der Windt Sørensen.

In 2022 Norwegian celebrated its 20th anniversary and has carried over 300 million passengers. From day one, Norwegian’s goal has been to offer affordable flights to everyone and to give passengers more choice.

Norwegian is leading the way in environmental sustainability and aims to become the traveller’s sustainable choice by reducing and recycling plastic waste, promoting sustainable aviation fuel and aims to achieve a 45 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030, in line with the 1.5°C target set forth in the Paris Agreement.




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Norwegian is the largest Norwegian airline and one of Europe’s leading low-cost carriers. The company has around 4,500 employees and offers a comprehensive route network between Nordic countries and destinations in Europe. Since 2002, more than 300 million passengers have flown with Norwegian. The most important task has been to offer affordable plane tickets to all and to offer more freedom of choice along the journey.

Norwegian is a driving force for sustainable solutions and the transformation of the aviation industry. The company’s goal is to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45 percent within 2030. To this means, the company is renewing its fleet, promoting sustainable aviation fuel, reducing its waste, and using wind and weather data to calculate the most efficient fuel-saving flights routes. Norwegian wants to become the sustainable choice for its passengers.