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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 www.norwegian.de
- 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
Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.
Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.
We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.