Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. In May 2013 it will even commence long-haul flights from Scandinavia to the US and Asia. With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With about 17.7 million passengers in 2012, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 68 aircraft on 330 routes to 120 destinations and employs approximately 2,500 people. Norwegian's fleet has an average age of 4,9 years; the company currently has 280 aircraft on order.