Norwegian flights

Norwegian Air is the second largest carrier in Scandinavia, and the third largest low cost airline in Europe. You may hear their name being abbreviated to NAS, standing for Norwegian Air Shuttle. They fly to over 126 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Thailand and the US.

Norwegian was established in 1993, and to date they have made the biggest European order of aircrafts from Boeing to date. They transport over 20 million passengers a year, and in May 2013 they began their long haul flights to Bangkok. Norwegian is the 9th largest airline carrier in Europe in terms of passenger numbers

They currently operate 416 routes, but their most popular route is to London Gatwick with 24 daily round trips.

They’re also a popular choice for flights within the Scandinavian “capital triangle” – Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. In 2013, they won Skytrax “Best Low Cost Airline” in Europe. 

Why fly with Norwegian

How to check in

You can check in online, via “Direct to Gate” and at the Self Service Kiosk. Direct to Gate is available on flights within Nordic countries for passengers without checked baggage. To use this method, you will need your SMS Boarding Pass, or travel documents ready. You will also need to arrive 20 minutes before your flight departs, and 30 minutes before if your flight is international (remember to allow time for security!). Passengers can also have their boarding pass sent to them via SMS, or download it via the Norwegian App. For international flights, check in closes an hour prior to departure, but it’s less for flights within Europe – 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your destination. Check in timings and regulations change depending on your destination.

Baggage Allowance and Fees

You are permitted one item of hand luggage on all flights, however on a LowFare ticket you will have to buy your checked in luggage at the time of booking, on both short and long haul flights. They also offer a Flex ticket, which means a bag, seat reservation and meal is included in your booking. You can order extra baggage online, or through their Contact Centre. Checked in baggage must be under 250cm x 79cm x 112cm, and weigh no more than 20kg. Extra luggage is charged per kilo, with charges changing depending on the route. Hand baggage must be under 55cm x 40cm x 23cm, and weigh less than 10kg. This changes to 8kg when flying to/from Dubai.


You can purchase a seat reservation using their online seating plan up to 25 hours before departure, or at the time of booking. Extra legroom is available on emergency exit rows. It costs between €9 and €30 to reserve seats with Norwegian.

Service on Board

You are able to buy a meal on board, and Norwegian offer free Wifi on all of their planes. Norwegian screen films on trips longer than 3 ½ hours.

Booking Fees

Headphones and blankets are available to buy on board, as are snacks and drinks. If you book in the Airport or via their contact centre, there is an €18 fee. There’s a 1.99% transactional credit card fee for purchases made online. There’s a further €14 fuel surcharge on all flights.

Information is correct as of 24/08/2014 and is subject to change. Please check with the airline directly for complete accuracy.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.