Today, Thursday 15th June 2017 was a memorable day for Edinburgh and Norwegian as it was the eagerly anticipated opening of the EDI base and Norwegian’s inaugural U.S. flight to upstate New York. It was an exciting day from beginning to end and was attended by a number of different people, including Kimberley Reid, Adel Charles and Tia Wilson from the UK OSM Aviation HR team. Norwegian and OSM Aviation contributed to ensure a successful day, along with both Cabin Crew and Flight Deck proudly welcoming passengers and visitors.
There was a positive and excited atmosphere at the gate with passengers enjoying a surprise on arrival with opportunities to have celebratory food and drink, photo booth fun with U.S. props and the chance to indulge in some Norwegian themed cakes including a 3D Norwegian 737 aircraft cake. The passengers chatted amongst each other in anticipation for the arrival of their aircraft, with some even having the chance to speak with Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos. Many passengers took the opportunity to take photos with the cakes along with funny photos at the photo booth and were delighted to be given copies of their photos as a keepsake. OSM Aviation took the opportunity to speak with some of the passengers and they expressed their delight to be part of an evening to remember.
Before passengers begun boarding, we enjoyed a speech from Minister for International Development in Europe, Alistair Allan then concluding with a speech from CEO Bjørn Kjos. After the celebrations came to a close, the remaining people at the gate waved off the aircraft and watched the water salute before watching the aircraft take off.
All in all, it was a memorable day for OSM Aviation and Norwegian at the EDI base – and a proud day for all involved!
Picture: Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos, Edinburgh Airport Chairman Sir John Elvidge, and Minister for International Development Dr Alasdair Allan.
Credit: Chase Burns.