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Norwegian - On Air episode #6: Norwegian's growth benefits local economies and creates new jobs

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Norwegian - On Air episode #6: Norwegian's growth benefits local economies and creates new jobs

What is the total value generated by foreign tourists travelling with Norwegian to Scandinvia?

A new report finds that in 2017, foreign passengers arriving on a Norwegian flight to visit Norway, Sweden and Denmark contributed to create the basis for 40,000 jobs in the tourism industry. In Scandinavia alone, this has resulted in 2.6 billion euro in additional spending, boosting the local economies and creating new jobs.

In this latest episode of Norwegian – On Air: Sveinung Fjose, partner in Menon Economics and one of the authors of the report shares more about the ripple effects from our operation and how creating value not only is important in generating new jobs, but also creates value for the society as a whole.



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 2017, Norwegian carried around 33 million passengers. Norwegian has more than 10,000 employees and a modern, environmentally friendly fleet of more than 150 aircraft with an average age of 3.6 years. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for six consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2018, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ four times from 2015-2018.

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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.