Norwegian was awarded ´Airline of the Year´ at the 2017 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence during the CAPA Global Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in London, the company said.
Norwegian was selected by the judging panel at the Centre for Aviation — CAPA for being at the forefront of low-cost long-haul travel, opening nearly 30 intercontinental routes in the past year between Europe, USA and Asia. CAPA also recognized Norwegian for its pioneering use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on underserved transatlantic routes which is creating demand in new markets.
Norwegian CEO BjÃ¸rn Kjos, was presented with the ´Airline of the Year´ award by CAPA Executive Chairman Peter Harbison during a gala dinner at the Sofitel London Heathrow.
Established in 1990, CAPA — Centre for Aviation is the provider of independent aviation market intelligence (publishing 500 stories every working day), analysis and data services, covering worldwide developments.
The CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence have recognised strategic leadership in the aviation industry since 2002. Initially limited to Asia Pacific and the Middle East, the awards were expanded by CAPA in 2012 to include all regions. This year the Aviation Awards of Excellence were presented at two gala dinners — one for the global industry in Amsterdam and one for Asia Pacific in Singapore.