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Norwegian Air Shuttle is Awarded Contract to Fly Government Employees

Norwegian Air has been awarded state joint agreements for the purchase of flights on around 60 routes. The award follows a competition conducted by Norway’s Directorate for Public Administration and Financial Management.

Norwegian Air Shuttle is Awarded Contract to Carry Norwegian Public Employees on Nearly 60 Routes - Courtesy Norwegian Air Shuttle

On Wednesday (May 25, 2022), Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that they have been awarded state joint agreements for the purchase of flights on around 60 routes for business trips for state, county and municipal employees. The agreement follows a competitive bidding process by Norway’s Directorate for Public Administration and Financial Management. The Directorate has awarded framework agreements for up to three companies on each individual route, and Norwegian has been awarded a total of 58 routes, of which 32 are routes where Norwegian was the first choice. The awarded agreements are for domestic travel and for international Economy tickets.

In Wednesday’s announcment, Norwegian’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, Christoffer Sundby, said,

“We take this as a confirmation that Norwegian delivers well on both network, product, price and punctuality. We have an extensive route network with frequent departures, especially to the big cities. We are sure that public employees will appreciate this when they travel for work. Norwegian also excels with high regularity in the Norwegian market, i.e. very few cancellations. In the first quarter, we completed 99.4 percent of all scheduled flights.”

Government employees will be able to book tickets through approved travel agencies. The final allocation of routes will be announced after the June 2, 2022 appeal deadline expiration. For summer 2022, Norwegian will offer service on 280 routes. This month (May 2022), the carrier will operate between 400-450 flights, including over ten daily departures from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to each of the largest cities in Norway.

Norwegian Air Shuttle was founded in 1993 and offers smart and pleasant travel experiences at low prices. The airline has been voted ‘Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ by Skytrax for the last six years. Norwegian’s loyalty program, Norwegian Rewards, has also been voted ‘The Airline Industry’s Best Loyalty Program in Europe/Africa’ at the Freddie Awards four years in a row. In 2019, Norwegian became the first airline to sign the UN Climate Action Programme, committing to becoming climate neutral by 2050. The carrier currently offers affordable flights on a short-haul network of destinations in the Nordic countries and to key European destinations.

Source: Norwegian Air Shuttle/Mynewsdesk


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