Norwegian Air Shuttle is a Norweigan low cost carrier with headquarters at Fornebu outside Oslo and its main base at Oslo Gadermoen. Norwegian Air Shuttle is also referred to as Norwegian, which is the company's commercial brand
The airline operates a fleet of 25 Boeing 737-300, 3 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and 8 McDonnell Douglas MD82s. The company has 51 Boeing 737-800 on order in addition to 3 Boeing 737-300 that will be delivered in 2008.
The company started in the current form on 1 September 2002 and started domestic flights as a low-cost carrier with six leased Boeing 737-300 aircraft, on the routes Oslo-Bergen, Oslo-Trondheim, Oslo-Tromso and a week later on Oslo-Stavanger. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA announced on 24 April 2007 that they had bought 100% of the Swedish low cost airline FlyNordic, becoming the largest low-cost airline in Scandinavia. As part of the deal with the former owner, Finnair got a 5% stake in Norwegian.