Norwegian Air Shuttle: ASA

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Norwegian Air Shuttle
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Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA


22 January 1993
Operating bases
Las Palmas
London (LGW)
Oslo (OSL)
Stockholm (ARN)
Tenerife (TFS)
Frequent-flyer program
Norwegian Reward
Fleet size
“Diamanten” building
Fornebu (Bærum), Norway
Key people
Bjørn Kjos (CEO)
Bjørn H. Kise (Chairman)
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OSE: NAS), trading as Norwegian, is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe, the second-largest airline inScandinavia, and the ninth-largest airline in Europe in terms of passenger numbers.[1] It offers a high-frequency domestic flight schedule within Scandinavia and to business destinations such as London, as well as to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, transporting 17.7 million people in 2012. As of September 2013, Norwegian operates 78 aircraft of which all are Boeing 737s, and is known for its distinctive livery of white with a red nose, with individual portraits of noteworthy Scandinavians on the tail fin. The airline has bases at Oslo (OSL), Copenhagen (CPH), Stockholm (ARN), Helsinki (HEL), London (LGW), Málaga (AGP), Las Palmas (LPA), Alicante (ALC), Bangkok (BKK), Bergen (BGO), Trondheim (TRD), Stavanger (SVG),Tenerife (TFS) (opening February 2014) and Madrid (opening June 2014). Norwegian launched its long-haul operation in May 2013, although the long-haul flights are not operaded by Norwegian Air Shuttle itself but rather by its subsidiary company Norwegian Long Haul. Norwegian Long Haul is a separate business entity and does not share the same AOC as Norwegian Air Shuttle. Contents

1 History
1.1 Regional airline – 1993–2002
1.2 Low-cost carrier – 2002 onwards
2 Corporate affairs
2.1 Ownership, management and subsidiaries
2.2 Business trends
3 Destinations
3.1 Long-haul operations
3.2 Domestic network
3.3 International network
4 Fleet
4.1 Historic fleet
5 Operations and services
6 References
7 External links

The routes operated on behalf of Braathens in Western Norway during the 1990s

A Fokker 50 operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle in 1999
Regional airline – 1993–2002[edit]
Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) was founded on 22 January 1993 to take over the regional airline services produced by Busy Bee for Braathens in Western Norway. Busy Bee, founded in 1966, was a subsidiary of Braathens that operated a fleet of Fokker 50 aircraft for charter. This included the network of regional services between cities on the Norway's west coast operated on wet lease for the mother company. Following the bankruptcy, NAS took over three leased Fokker 50 aircraft, and started operating from Bergen Airport, Flesland to Haugesund Airport, Karmøy, as well as from Bergen to Molde Airport, Årø or Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget, and onwards to Trondheim Airport, Værnes. The company was established and owned by former Busy Bee employees and initially had a workforce of fifty.[2][3] It was based in Bergen, but later established a technical base in Stavanger.[4] From 1 April 1994, the airline also began service from Bergen to Ålesund Airport, Vigra.[5] In 1995, the company received its fourth Fokker 50s, and had a revenue of NOK 86.6 million and a profit of NOK 2.9 million. It flew 50 daily services.[6] By 1999, the company had six Fokker 50s and flew 500,000 passengers on 20,000 flights.[4][7] The company had a revenue of NOK 172 million and a profit of NOK 13 million. On 2 June 2000, NAS bought the helicopter operator Lufttransport from Helikopter Service.[7] In 2000, the NAS fleet was expanded to seven Fokker 50s. From 2 January 2001, several Braathens routes were terminated, including the NAS-operated services from Kristiansund to Trondheim and Molde. The route from Bergen to...
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