Low-cost carrier Norwegian expands North American team

Low-cost carrier Norwegian expands North American team

Low-cost carrier Norwegian continues to expand internationally and is currently establishing new crew bases in New York and Fort Lauderdale.

More than 5,500 Americans applied for 300 jobs as cabin crew on Norwegian’s routes between the United States, Europe and Asia.

“We’ve encountered a luxury problem,” said Norwegian human resources director, Gunnar Martinsen.

Norwegian began recruiting US cabin crew in October 2013 and so far the response has been formidable.

The airline has received more than 5,500 applications for a total of 300 positions to be filled in 2014. 

So far, about 170 have been offered jobs in Fort Lauderdale and New York, while the remaining 130 are currently being recruited to the two US crew bases.

Several crew members have already had their first days in the air.

“Our new crew members also say that Norwegian’s conditions are highly competitive and that our training program keeps a very high quality level compared to their previous experiences,” Martinsen added.

Norwegian is recruiting new staff members to its bases in Europe, USA and Thailand.

During 2013, almost 900 new jobs as cabin crew were established.

Local wages, working conditions and law apply to all of Norwegian’s crew bases.