Norwegian Air Shuttle ("Norwegian Airlines"): flights available to everyone
Want to travel the world cheaply? Fortunately, in our age there are low-costers. And one of these budget carriers is Norwegian Air Shuttle, known to Russian travelers as "Norwegian Airlines". In this article we will give a full overview of this carrier.
Why are the prices for his services so low? Maybe the company saves on liners, letting out their planes on the flight? What services are waiting for passengers aboard the Norwegian Airlines? And what kind of requirements does the company put forward to customers, in particular, regarding the transportation of luggage? All this you will learn, if you read the information that we have collected for you in this article.
The history and the present of the carrier company
The company "Norwegian Airlines" was founded in1993. Its headquarters are located in the suburbs of Oslo Forneby. But the basic airports are also in the Norwegian city of Bergen, as well as in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and, since this year, in Riga.
From the very beginning, the motto of the company wassaying: "Everyone is available to fly." That is, the emphasis in servicing was placed on the low prices of air tickets. In the 21st century, the fashion for travel by budget airlines was especially developed. Therefore, Norwegian Air quickly became the second largest airline on the Scandinavian Peninsula. And in terms of traffic volumes and the size of its flotilla, it ranks third among Europe's loukosterov (ahead of it only Ryanair and IsiJet).
The staff of "Norwegian Airlines" has about two and a half thousand employees. Only one Finland employs seventy pilots.
Route network of the low-coster
One hundred and twenty directions to Europe, the Middle Eastand North Africa - this company sends its aircraft to the most popular points of the world. 331 itinerary is marked on its map. Enumerate them all would be long and tedious.
Russian tourists, especially fromSt. Petersburg, are interested in routes from the capital of Finland. Where do Norwegian Airlines fly from Helsinki? The feedback of the passengers who used them assures us that in this case too the choice is very wide. So, you can easily and cheaply get to Budapest, fly to Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga), France (Paris and Nice), find yourself in Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Gran Canaria, Stockholm, Rome, Split, Salzburg, Prague and Oslo.
This carrier starts not only from Helsinki,but also from such airports in Finland as Oulu (in Alicante, Gran Canaria and Tenerife), Turku (in Alicante) and Vaasa (Stockholm). The route network "Norwegian Air Shuttle" also covers a small territory of Russia. So, from St. Petersburg airport Pulkovo three times a week regular flights to Oslo are carried out. The company's liners fly to Kaliningrad. The Norwegian branch of the Scandinavian Airlines Company makes flights to Moscow, Samara and Kazan.
Norwegian Airlines: conditions of the company
The company is a typical low-coster. Low prices for air tickets are achieved due to the full filling of the cabin and the minimum of amenities on board. Places are occupied by the principle of a bus. However, here you can also book a place, but for an additional fee. To issue a ticket, change the date and time of departure or the name of the passenger is also possible for 45-90 euros (depending on the tariff). Free meals on board are not carried out. But you can order drinks and snacks from the steward.
A special topic in the list of company conditions"Norwegian Airlines" - luggage. Hand luggage should not exceed 10 kg and must comply with the parameters of 40 x 23 x 55 cm. However, checked baggage, in general, can weigh up to 64 kilograms and consist of two seats. Therefore, as the responses warn, passengers should pack their belongings in large suitcases. For every extra kilogram you will have to pay eleven euros.
Norwegian Airlines: Feedback
The lowcaster described by his work proves,that not everything is cheap - it's bad. For the servicing of flights, new, modern, but tested aircraft are delivered. This is mainly Boeing brand 737, 787-800.
Carries out the carrier of the Norwegian Air Shuttle andlong-haul routes. So, the most popular flights are to Bangkok, Phuket and to New York. Aircraft belonging to the company "Norwegian Airlines", unlike most loukosterov, are not late. The company bribes travelers with really low prices, without hidden surcharges. So, from Riga to Oslo you can fly for twenty euros. If you consider the company's flights from Helsinki, then to Barcelona or Nice ticket costs from 65 Є. And in Paris (Orly) can be reached in just thirty-nine euros.