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Norwegian Air Shuttle is a low-cost carrier that uses the "Norwegian" brand name and is based in the capital city of Oslo, Norway. The airline offers high-frequency domestic flights within Scandinavia and Finland and to business destinations such as London, as well as to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands.

Norwegian Air Shuttle was founded in 1993 and is the third-largest low-cost carrier in Europe behind easyJet and Ryanair and operates over 400 routes to more than 145 destinations. Norwegian's fleet consists of 737s, A320s and 787-9 Dreamliners. Norwegian's fleet is easily recognisable due to its unique airline livery of 'tail fin heroes'. Each aircraft features a famous Scandinavian or British icon on the tail fin.

Norwegian flies to many destinations including Salzburg, Vienna, Sarajevo, Burgas, Varna, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Prague, Aalborg, Billund, Copenhagen, Ronne, Karup, Tallinn, Helsinki, Ivalo, Kittila, Oulu, Turku, Vaasa, Nice, Montpellier, Athens, Cephalonia, Chania, Heraklion, Corfu, Rhodes, Pointe-a-Pitre, and many others. Norwegian now also operates long-haul destinations including Bangkok, London, New York and Miami.

Following the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the airline reduced its route network but is still operating and looking forward to a positive future as air travel recovers. You can book Norwegian flights easily through Alternative Airlines.

Baggage Policy

Passengers are permitted carry-on and checked baggage on flights with Norwegian, however, there are baggage policies put in place regarding the weight and size of your baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

Norwegian also offers passengers to bring one carry-on bag in the cabin free of charge. This is limited to 10 kg for LowFare, LowFare+, Premium and to 15kg for Flex and PremiumFlex. Whereas Dubai flights are limited to 8 kg. Additionally, passengers can bring 1 small personal item onboard.

Checked Baggage

For checked baggage, on all flights with Norwegian Air (excluding long haul), no bags are included for LowFare, and one bag of up to 20kg for LowFare + Flex Fare.

For international flights, no bags are included in LowFare, one checked bag of 20kg is allowed for LowFare+ and Flex, Premium and PremiumFlex passengers flying with Norwegian Air are allowed two bags of 20 kg per bag.

Checked Baggage Prices

Checked baggage prices will depend entirely on the route flown, whether the flight is direct and what time of the year the flight is flown in.

Specialty Items & Sports Equipment

Specific rules and regulations will apply to sports equipment and special items. Norwegian will not accept any item that exceeds 32kg or 250cm x 79cm x 112cm. Be wary that excess baggage will be charged per kilo. To find out more about Norwegian's bicycle policy, as well as information on how to pack your bike for air travel, visit our FAQ page on "Flying with a Bike."

Cabin Classes

There are 2 cabin classes that Norwegian offers - Economy and Premium. Each class has its own facilities and services that are offered in-flight.

Economy Class

Norwegian offers two classes of seat: Economy, and Premium.

The airline Norwegian is described as a low-cost carrier. This means the ticket fares that are offered for Norwegian are low fares and therefore there isn't a division of classes, such as Economy Class. However, Norwegian's low fare tickets are offered as LowFare, LowFare+ and Flex.

International Norwegian long-haul flights offer Economy Cabin and Premium Cabin as these are flown on larger aircraft.

Economy Class Facilities

The low fare tickets and Economy Class both provide comfort for the budget traveller, with entertainment and meals included in you are flying long-haul. Short-haul flights include WiFi, seat reservation and a selection of food and snacks for a small fee. If you are flying long-haul, onboard meals are provided, travel blanket and headsets for the in-flight entertainment. For LowFare+ and Flex, you need to purchase blankets and headsets onboard for a fee.

What are Norwegian Seats like?

Norwegian Economy Class seating is a similar standard throughout the aircraft and these can be reserved before your departure.


Norwegian offers Premium fares on all international long-haul flights on its 787 Dreamliner.

Premium Economy Facilities

Norwegian's Premium Fare passengers have lounge access at selected airports and are given Fast Track boarding (where available). Included in the Premium Fare are two checked bags weighing 20kg each, as well as a complimentary seat reservation. Once onboard, Business Class passengers can enjoy a three-course dinner as well as complimentary drinks.

What are Premium Economy seats like?

Premium tickets on Norwegian Airlines include a seat reservation so you can choose where you want to sit. You can sit back and relax in comfortable seats with a 109 to 117cm seat pitch, giving them up to 140cm of legroom.

In-flight Entertainment & Wi-Fi

Norwegian provides passengers with a number of ways to stay entertained throughout their flight. Most flights within Europe will be equipped with WIFI, allowing customers to connect to their video-on-demand service. The airlines also have a state-of-the-art entertainment system which allows passengers to view a range of movies and TV shows as well as find out a range of information about their journey.


Norwegian Airlines provides passengers with a diverse range of films. From animated kids films to heart-warming rom-coms, passengers will have no trouble finding films to help them pass the time on their Norwegian flight. To keep the selection fresh, the movies on offer are regularly updated with new releases and contemporary blockbusters.


Passengers flying long-haul on Norwegian's 787 Dreamliner will have access to the airline's state-of-the-art entertainment system built into the seat in front of them.


Stay in touch with WIFI on Norwegian flights. Norwegian offer WIFI on most flights within Europe and on flights travelling between the US and the Caribbean. Once the plane has taken off and electronic devices are safe to use outside of airplane mode, search for 'Norwegian Internet Access' on your mobile, tablet, laptop, or whichever electronic device you're using. Once you're connected to Norwegian WIFI, use Norwegian's On Demand Service on your electronic device!

Norwegian WIFI is not yet available on international long-haul flights.

Norwegian WIFI Price

Norwegian WIFI is completely free to use on all flights that WIFI is available on! Norwegian recognise the importance of staying connected and being online at all times of the day, whether you're up in the air or down on the ground. Norwegian WIFI is available for free for all Norwegian passengers, regardless of if you're flying Economy Class or Business Class.

Food & Drink

Depending on the length of your flight and the type of aircraft you're flying on, your meal options with Norwegian may vary. Passengers can purchase snacks and beverages from the in-flight menu on all flights, however, a 3-course meal will only be offered on long-haul flights with the airline.

Meal Options

Norwegian offers food and drink services on board their planes. This service is dependent on your flight and is split into International Long Haul and All Other Flights.

International Long Haul Flights:

Economy passengers (LowFare+ and Flex tickets) receive a complimentary meal including a 3-course meal and a snack. Passengers with a LowFare ticket can purchase this service for 25 GBP per person, per flight. For all Premium passengers onboard a Norwegian flight, a 3-course meal is included, in addition to a light meal and a sweet treat. There are also snacks available to purchase on board the aircraft.

All Other Flights:

Passengers can pre-order hot meals for flights between Stockholm, Alicante, Cyprus and Malaga. Snacks can also be purchased on board.

Special Dietary Requirements

Norwegian offers alternatives for passengers with special dietary requirements. Contact the airline directly before you travel to arrange a special meal.

Drinks & Alcohol

International Long-Haul Flights

All passengers receive a complimentary drink, including beer, wine or water. Additional soft drinks and alcoholic drinks can be purchased on board.

All Other Flights

Passengers can purchase non-alcoholic or alcoholic drinks on board their Norwegian flight.


With Norwegian, you can check in for your flight online or at the airport. Opening and closing times vary between online and airport check-in.

Online Check-in

You can check in to most Norwegian flights online 24 hours before your scheduled flight time. Visit our online check-in page, click on the Norwegian logo and follow the instructions to check in.

Airport Check-in

You can check in at the airport for Norwegian flights by either using the Norwegian check-in counter or using Norwegian's self-service check-in kiosks. If you plan to check in at the airport, you must check in at least one hour before your airlines scheduled flight time.

Frequent Flyer Program

Norwegian operates a frequent flyer program to reward regular travellers with the airline.

Norwegian Reward allows passengers to earn CashPoints every time you fly, stay at a hotel or drive a rental car. Use CashPoints as full or partial payment on Norwegian flights for flight tickets, extra baggage, seat reservation, cancellation insurance and booking changes.

Airline Alliance

Norwegian is part of the Airlines for Europe (A4E) alliance. A4E has some 15 leading airline groups as its members including Air France, KLM, easyJet, IAG, Lufthansa Group, Ryanair, Aegean, airBaltic, Cargolux, Finnair, Icelandair,, Norwegian, TAP Air Portugal, Travel Service and Volotea. Flying more than 700 million passengers per year.

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Destinations that Norwegian flies to

Norwegian Air Shuttle currently operates scheduled flights around Norway and major cities in Europe. Find out all of the destinations Norwegian flies to below:

Alternatives to Norwegian Air Shuttle

The airlines below operate similar routes as Norwegian to major cities in Europe.

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Hub Airport

Oslo Airport (OSL)

Oslo Airport is the biggest airport serving the capital of Norway, Oslo. Oslo Airport (OSL) is an international and domestic hub for a plethora of airlines and a getaway for air travel. Also, it's a hub for the major airline SAS and Flyr - it is a busy airport in the Nordic countries. Airlines that fly from and to Oslo Airport (OSL) include Air FranceEmiratesBritish AirwaysNorse Atlantic Airways and TAP.


As of April 2022, Norwegian has a fleet of over 30 Boeing aircraft (mainly the B737) and has almost 60 orders of the Boeing 737 MAX with deliveries beginning in 2022.

Seat Selection

Alternative Airlines allows passengers flying with Norwegian to book their seats in advance of flying. Using an interactive seat map, passengers can select their seats whether they are wishing to sit together in groups, families or couples, or simply if they want a seat with more legroom or a great view from a window seat. Find out how to book Norwegian seats.

Pay Later for Norwegian Flights

You can spread the cost of Norwegian flight tickets with Affirm if you are a US resident or PayPal Credit. Norwegian residents can also pay later with Klarna, in Norwegian Krone. This also applies to other Norwegian subsidiaries such as Norwegian Brazil and Norwegian Air Argentina.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle Pet Policy

Norwegian Air Shuttle allows pets to fly in the hold on flights within the Schengen region and on domestic flights within Argentina. To transport pets in the cabin (with the passengers) a fee of £38-£55 is charged online and £47- £66 is charged when paying at the airport.

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Norwegian Air Transatlantic Flights

Update: Norwegian no longer operates any long-haul services

Norwegian Air Shuttle is a low-cost carrier that offers services across Europe using a fleet of 737 aircraft. In 2013 the airline announced and began operating long-haul services from Europe to the USA with a fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft. The airline aimed to bring the low-cost short-haul European business model to long-haul routes, where additional services would come at extra cost for passengers. Norwegian Air Shuttle operated its long-haul division through its UK subsidiary Norwegian Air UK Ltd as well as Irish-registered Norwegian Long Haul AS. The airline operated services from the UK and EU to destinations across the US, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Singapore, Argentina and Brazil. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all long-haul services were paused.

Norwegian Air Shuttle has faced numerous issues with its long-haul and short-haul operations which have ultimately impacted the airline forcing it to scale back and cancel large parts of the business. The COVID-19, Roles RoyceTrent 1000 and Boeing 737 max complications have all negatively impacted the airline's operations. The airline anticipated re-starting transatlantic services back in March 2021 however, due to the ongoing pandemic this was deferred and ultimately cancelled. Both of the airlines long-haul subsidiary airlines filled for voluntary redundancy. The airlines also announced that they were to return their Boeing 787 aircraft back to the lessors, meaning long-haul services were now unable to operate. Norwegian Air Shuttle doesn't intend to bring back long-haul and transatlantic services in the near future

Frequently asked questions

Is Norwegian Air Shuttle the same airline as Norwegian Air?

Yes, Norwegian Air Shuttle is also referred to as 'Norwegian Air', or even just 'Norwegian', and is a Norwegian low-cost airline that operates both domestic flights within Norway as well as international flights to destinations in Europe.

Is Norwegian still flying?

Yes, Norwegian is still operational. Although the airline reduced its route network in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is still flying and operating flights within Norway and to destinations elsewhere within Europe. Norwegian no longer offers long-haul services.

Are Norwegian flights refundable?

When you book through Alternative Airlines, we give you the option to add flight insurance to your booking. This entitles you to a refund if you need to cancel your flight, no matter what airline you're flying with or no matter your ticket fare. For this extra peace of mind, simply select 'Cancellation Protection' for your booking at checkout.

What happened to Norwegian Brazil?

Norwegian Brazil was a new route operated by the airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, simply known as Norwegian. This new route from the low-cost carrier operated from Rio de Janeiro to London, further connecting Europe to South America with low cost options for travellers.

This service enhanced existing connections between the UK and Brazil as at the time the only flights between these countries were operated by British Airways and LATAM Airlines as part of their codeshare agreement Oneworld alliance.

Norwegian’s new Brazilian route began service from 31st March 2019 but unfortunately the route was terminated due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Airlines operating similar routes between Europe and Brazil:

  • British Airways
  • Air France
  • TAP Portugal
  • Lufthansa