The 28th Annual Lucia Trade Award Gala Dinner
- Business & Professional
- The Pierre Hotel, New York NY
"Success comes to those who dare
- from regional operator to international carrier"
Bjørn Kjos is, since 2002, CEO and a major shareholder of the successful airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier. Aviation has always been a central part of Mr. Kjos’ life, and flying a great interest ever since he was a child. After two years of pilot training in the U.S., he became a fighter pilot in the 334th squadron of the Norwegian Royal Air Force, guarding the Norwegian airspace.
After leaving the air force, Mr. Kjos studied law and is a graduate from the University of Oslo. In 1993, after more than 20 years of practising law, he was granted the right of audience in the Supreme Court. At the same time he became one of the Founding Partners and Chairman of Norwegian Air Shuttle. Norwegian started flights on the west coast of Norway with Fokker 50s in cooperation with Braathens. In 2002, after the partnership with Braathens ended, Norwegian turned into a complete Boeing 737 operation.
In 2012, 17.7 million passengers flew Norwegian, and today the airline operates 383 routes to 122 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Thailand, and the U.S. The company has approximately 2,500 employees with operational bases throughout the Nordic countries and is rapidly expanding further into Europe.
Join SACC and NACC for a CEO Luncheon featuring Bjørn Kjos on the topic "Success comes to those who dare - from regional operator to international carrier".
Date: September 5, 2013
Time: 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm
Location: Aquavit, 65 E 55th St (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York City
Dress Code: Business attire
Fee: $120 per person
RSVP: No later than September 3, 2013. Please note that no cancellations are accepted after noon September 3. Tel: +1 212 838 5530 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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