Norwegian Air Shuttle was founded in early 1993 and has grown to become the third largest low-cost airline within Europe.
Norwegian currently owns a fleet of 25 aircraft of the types Boeing B 737-300 and 1 Douglas C-9. Additional 42 Boeing 737-800s have been ordered.
The Norwegian low-cost carrier Norwegian Airways was founded in 1993 in Fornebu. For the first 9 years, the airline operated regional flights for the company Braathens, which was Norway’s largest domestic airline. In 2002, the SAS bought Braathens and Norwegian was then free to operate domestic flights under its own name. In the spring of 2003, regular flights were extended to encompass the rest of Europe and the airline also began providing flights to Spain and Portugal. Since then, the airline has grown rapidly and according to their own figures, transports more than 5 million passengers, who mostly book the cheap flights on the Internet.
Norwegian routes include over 50 European destinations that are served regularly from its base in Oslo, and from the other hubs in Warsaw, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromso. These include Antalya, Bordeaux, Dusseldorf, Danzig, Heraklion, Palma, Marrakech, Moscow, Prague and Tenerife.