Welcome to Virtual Norwegian and your virtual flying career with us.
Virtual Norwegian is based on the Norwegian low cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle. Norwegian is the fifth largest low-cost carrier in the world.
Norwegian was founded in 1993 as a regional airline taking over routes in Western Norway after the bankruptcy of Busy Bee. Until 2002, Norwegian operated Fokker 50 aircraft on wet lease for Braathens. From 2002 Norwegian began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft.
Following the merger of the two domestic incumbents Braathens and Scandinavian Airlines. The Fokker operations deal was cancelled by SAS, and Norwegian was forced to change strategy to continue operations, so they did and became a domestic low cost carrier.
It has since expanded quickly, establishing itself in Warsaw and purchasing the Swedish airline FlyNordic in 2007, and entering the Copenhagen market in 2008. The same year it saw the delivery of its first brand new Boeing 737-800.
Currently Norwegian has around 170 aircraft, and our virtual passengers can choose from around 500 routes to more than 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, the US and Canada.
We also have more than 200 aircraft on order, which means that in the coming years, we will take delivery of brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Airbus 321 Long Range aircraft.
From late May 2013, Norwegian began its long haul operations, where the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners were planned to use. Because of delivery problems, the operations started with two leased Airbus A340 from Hi Fly.
Lots of new aircraft and expansions across the globe makes this airline truly interesting to follow.