Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Airline of the Year 2017, has won the “Favorite Budget Airline” award in the 2018 Trazees Awards survey by Global Travel magazine. 

The winners were announced this past summer on on July 1 and in Global Traveler’s July issue. Global Traveler magazine is a sister publication to The award itself was presented at the annual GBTA Party in San Diego on August 14.

"Congratulations to Norwegian on its win in the 2018 The Trazees awards. Norwegian's impressive expansion while maintaining reasonable fares and a quality product is impressive, and it's clear our readers, the sought-after 18-35 demographic, are taking notice and will continue to do so," said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, FXExpress Publications, Inc.

The Trazees awards ballot ran on the Trazee Travel website from December 2017 through February 2018.

“We are extremely proud to be voted ‘Favorite Budget Airline’ by our American travelers, and we thank both the readers and voters of Trazee Travel for this award, as well as Global Travel Magazine. At Norwegian, we try to make it easy for everyone to find the lowest available fare with our popular Low Fare Calendar as we know our customers want an affordable, yet comfortable and safe experience to their destination. Due to our low fares, younger travelers can afford to fly long-haul more often and instead spend their money on experiences,” said Bjørn Kjos.

During 2018, the world’s fastest-growing airline has launched eight European routes out of the United States to date, announced its entry into Canada and French Guiana. Upcoming launches from North America include: Los Angeles to Madrid (July 15); New York/JFK to Madrid (July 17); Montréal to Guadeloupe (October 29); Fort Lauderdale to Madrid (October 30); Orlando to Stockholm (October 30); Tampa to London (October 31); Fort Lauderdale to Rome (October 31); Martinique to Cayenne (October 31); Montréal to Martinique (November 1); Guadeloupe to Cayenne (November 1); and Hamilton/ Toronto to Dublin (March 31, 2019).

Travelers are able to purchase tickets on Norwegian’s website, which also includes a low fare calendar that displays the lowest available fares to all of Norwegian’s destinations.