Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016
The “Best up-and-coming Award”,otherwise known as the“210 Award”,is a new Freddie Award category that honors up-and-coming programs among smaller operators. Norwegian Reward also came second in the“Best Airline Program of the Year – Europe and Africa” category ahead of legacy carrier competitors.
The Freddie Awards are voted on by frequent travelers worldwide who rank the features of airline and hotel loyalty programs to determine the winners. The “Freddies” are named in honor of Sir Freddie Laker who pioneered low-cost long-haul travel, which Norwegian is spearheading today by being the only low-cost carrier offering direct transatlantic services from the U.S. to mainland Europe.
Norwegian Reward’s popularity is continuing to soar as the free to join loyalty scheme now has four million members worldwide. Norwegian’s loyalty program has also been enhanced recently. Members can claim a reward of either a free seat reservation, free baggage, free Fast Track or a CashPoint boost after every sixth flight, which can be used an unlimited number of times within 12 months.
Norwegian Reward members earn CashPoints when booking Norwegian flights and when booking hotel rooms and car rental with partner organizations. Members can then use CashPoints as full or partial payment on all Norwegian flights without any restriction.
“It’s fantastic that Norwegian Reward has gained recognition from the Freddie Awards as the best up-and-coming loyalty program in the skies. We’ve worked hard to improve our loyalty program so that it provides great value and free and flexible rewards to our frequent flying business and leisure travelers. Almost 1 in 6 Norwegian passengers are benefiting from exclusive cost savings and thanks to our hard working team, we can continue lightening the load on our members’ wallets,” said Brede Huser, Vice President of Norwegian Reward.