16 NOVEMBER 2015
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Now Europe’s third largest low-cost airline, Norwegian Air has been granted a UK Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) opening up bilateral traffic rights to a series of potential new markets including Asia, South America and South Africa as the airline continues its huge growth in the UK. It is Britain's third largest airline too.
Norwegian has grown to become also the third-largest airline at Gatwick and also operates from Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Over the last 12 months, Norwegian has flown 3.9m UK passengers to 34 global destinations, including the UK’s only low-cost direct flights to America.
It plans to begin operating under the new licence as ‘Norwegian UK’ in the first quarter of 2016 and will be located at Gatwick where the airline already has 10 aircraft and more than 400 crew and pilots based. Norwegian’s new routes and UK expansion plans are expected to help create several hundred jobs within in the airline in the coming years, along with many more in the wider travel and tourism industry. www.norwegian.com
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