Posted on: 22 July 2016 by Mark Howells
?Norwegian has taken another significant step in its UK expansion by opening a new headquarters near London Gatwick Airport, where it is the third largest airline.
The carrier’s new office is the airline’s first permanent workspace outside of Norway. Key staff in flight operations, training, technical, safety and compliance, communications, marketing and sales in the UK are now based at the new HQ.
Asgeir Nyseth, CEO at Norwegian UK, remarked, “This is an exciting new milestone in Norwegian’s pursuit of substantial growth across the UK. Our new UK headquarters symbolises our commitment to this hugely important strategic market, and it allows us to grow steadily in an engaging work environment. That said, we intend to continue capturing the hearts of UK consumers through unmatched service, brand new aircraft and direct routes to the most exciting destinations – all at affordable fares.”
Norwegian plans to locate more than 50 new Dreamliner aircraft at an expanded Gatwick in addition to locating 100 short-haul aircraft at the airport if it’s granted a second runway. The carrier will launch its eighth US route from London Gatwick with new direct flights to Las Vegas from 31 October 2016.