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Sigrid: Norwegian pop star wins BBC Sound of 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Norwegian pop singer Sigrid has won BBC Music’s Sound of 2018, which aims to showcase the most exciting new music for the year ahead. Aged just 21, she is one of the youngest ever artists to receive the honour – beaten only by Adele, who was 19 when she topped the 2008 list. “It’s a huge honour,” she told the BBC. “I don’t know how to explain it.” Influenced by Lorde, Robyn and Joni Mitchell, the star has become known for catchy, quirky…

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News: Karlsen takes up chief financial officer role as Norwegian rejigs top team

Geir Karlsen has taken up the role of chief financial officer with Norwegian, as the low-cost carrier rejigs its management team. Karlsen joins Norwegian following his former role as group chief financial officer at the London-based shipping company Navig8 Group. He has extensive experience from listed companies within shipping and offshore. Karlsen said: “I look forward to becoming a part of the top management at one of Norway’s most international growth companies and to take part in its ambitious growth plans. “Norwegian has become an internationally renowned airline with an…

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News: Norwegian acquires 28 Gatwick slots to aid 2018 expansion

Norwegian has acquired an additional 28 weekly slots at London Gatwick Airport from summer 2018. The take-off and landing slots, purchased from Small Planet Airlines, will allow Norwegian to plan for continued growth at Gatwick as the airline heads into its busiest ever year in the UK in 2018. London Gatwick is at the heart of Norwegian’s fast-growing UK operation, where the airline already flies more than 4.6 million passengers each year to over 30 global destinations. Norwegian’s route network at Gatwick includes affordable long-haul flights to nine US cities…

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Kevin Spacey 'groped Norwegian king's son-in-law'

The King of Norway’s former son-in-law has accused Kevin Spacey of groping him after a Nobel Peace Prize concert. Ari Behn told radio station P4 that it happened after the actor had hosted the event in 2007. “I am a generous person, but this was a bit more than I had in mind,” said Behn, who was married to King Harald’s daughter Martha Louise until last year. Spacey has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by a string of men and has been written out of House of Cards….

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News: Norwegian sees strong increase in passenger numbers for November

Norwegian carried 2.5 million passengers in November, an increase of 11 per cent compared to the same month last year. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a 52 per cent passenger growth. The overall load factor was 83.7 per cent. A total of 2,520,220 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in November. This is 255,075 (11 per cent) more passengers than the same period last year. ADVERTISEMENT The total traffic growth and the capacity growth both increased by 28 per cent. Norwegian chief executive Bjørn Kjos said: “We are pleased that more…

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News: Norwegian reports net profit of £94m for third quarter

Norwegian has reported net profit of NOK1 billion (£94million) for the third quarter of 2016, an improvement of four per cent compared to the same quarter previous year. The load factor increased to 92 per cent. The passenger development has been positive in all of Norwegian’s key markets, with a significant growth in the US and Spain. The third quarter was characterised by strong international passenger growth and a high load factor, as well as fleet growth- and renewal. The company carried 9.8 million passengers, an increase of 14 per…

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News: Norwegian Cruise Line restructures EMEA operations

Norwegian Cruise Line has experienced rapid growth worldwide during the past few years, in particular in the UK market, which is now Norwegians largest international market outside of the USA. As a result of this success and taking the potential of the UK market into account, the cruise line has announced an organisational restructure in the EMEA region. The region is being restructured into two distinctive markets: Continental Europe and Scandinavia; and UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa. These markets will be responsible for their own sales and marketing activities…

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