NEW YORK, New York – Norwegian, the world’s fastest-growing airline, won two prestigious Passenger Choice Awards at the renowned APEX Awards Ceremony this evening at the annual ceremony which took place at the APEX EXPO in Portland, OR. The airline won the categories Best in Region: Europe and Best Inflight Publication, for n Magazine. It was the second year in a row Norwegian was named Best in Region: Europe by passengers.
“At Norwegian we strive to offer our customers the best possible experience – not only in service, but also in terms of in-flight entertainment. We are therefore extremely proud that it is our passengers that have voted for us and named us Best in Europe for a second consecutive year,” said Norwegian’s Chief Executive Bjorn Kjos. “We are the only airline in Europe to offer free Wi-Fi across a short-haul fleet, which thousands of customers enjoy every day, whether it is to work or relax. It really is safe to say we offer customers the best of both the modern and traditional worlds in the air, with our multi award-winning n magazine and our fast Wi-Fi hub.”
Norwegian was nominated in the following six categories at this year’s Passenger Choice Awards:
• Best Overall Passenger Experience
• Best in Region: Europe
• Best Inflight Publication (n Magazine)
• Best Inflight Connectivity & Communications
• Best Inflight Video
• Best Cabin Ambience
Norwegian is the only airline in Europe to offer free Wi-Fi on its short-haul flights, and the carrier won its first Passenger Choice Awards in 2012 for Best Inflight Connectivity and Communications. Last year, Norwegian won three awards: Best in Region: Europe; Best Inflight Connectivity and Communications; and Best Single Achievement Award for its map service on the long-haul Dreamliner fleet.
Earlier this month, Norwegian was named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2015 by the renowned World Travel Awards, one of the travel industry’s most prestigious awards program, rewarding leaders in the travel sector around the globe. In 2014, over 650,000 individual votes were cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers. Just a few months ago Norwegian was also named the world’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and for the third consecutive year Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline by SkyTrax.
The Passenger Choice Awards were established by the Airline Passenger Experience Association to give a voice to the traveling public and to recognize airline excellence and innovation.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, award-winning Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe and the world’s seventh largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 25 nonstop routes from the US to London and Scandinavia, as well as six routes from the US to the Caribbean. Onboard features include more legroom than most competitors and free in-flight Wi-Fi on short-haul routes. The airline carried 24 million passengers last year on the world’s most modern and eco-friendly fleet to its network that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia – a total of 439 routes to 132 destinations. Over 5,500 people in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, and the US work for Norwegian. Follow @Fly Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram.