Norwegian opens UK headquarters at Gatwick
Budget airline Norwegian has taken a significant step in its expansion by opening its new UK headquarters near to London Gatwick Airport.
The new office is the airline’s first permanent workspace outside of Norway and will be home to Norwegian’s UK-based staff, including those in flight operations, training, technical, safety and compliance, communications, marketing and sales.
Asgeir Nyseth, chief executive, Norwegian UK, said: “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.”
Norwegian was granted a UK Operating Licence and has applied for a Foreign Carrier permit with the US department of transportation to enable it to combine services to the US with long-haul flights to global destinations including Asia, Africa and South America.
The airline has ambitious plans to locate more than 50 new Dreamliner aircraft at an expanded Gatwick, in addition to locating 100 short-haul aircraft if the airport is granted a second runway.