The history behind Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, was founded in 1993 and is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian Air Shuttle operates "long-haul" flights to Asia and the United States through its subsidiary Norwegian Air International Limited, which is registered in Ireland and has its head office in Dublin. The company has built its managerial and all mandatory regulatory functions in Dublin. Its aircraft operation is governed by Irish regulatory authorities, which are considered to be among the best in the world.
Norwegian in Ireland
Norwegian has established its long-haul company in Dublin for several reasons. The main reason is access to future traffic rights to and from the EU. Norwegian has more than 260 aircraft on order and the route network will expand rapidly in the years to come. Another important reason is that Ireland has decided to fully adapt the Cape Town Convention, which provides Norwegian with better financing conditions. As well as offering one of the highest ranked civil aviation authorities in the world, Ireland is also a considerable cluster for the aviation industry; major leasing companies that Norwegian cooperates with have offices in Dublin.
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