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Oil-rich Norway's low-cost carrier sets its sights high

The airline pushes rival SAS to the brink as it spreads its wings across Nordic region

Europe's third-largest budget carrier, Norwegian Air Shuttle focuses on large population areas to ensure flights are never half empty, and its latest mission is to compete on long-haul routes.


"NORWAY" and "cheap" are two words that rarely go together, yet this oil-rich Scandinavian country is where Europe's third-largest budget airline first spread its wings.

Over the past decade, Norwegian Air Shuttle has brought budget travel into the Nordic mainstream, pushing