Norwegian has appointed Philip Allport as its director of communications and public affairs in the UK and Ireland.
He will lead the airline’s dedicated UK and Ireland comms team, which comprises Allport and senior PR managers Chase Burns and Natalie Wilson.
Allport brings over a decade of aviation and travel experience to airline, having been part of British Airways’ media relations team and most recently working agency-side with clients such Finnair, Aer Lingus and Qatar Airways.
Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, vice president corporate communications at Norwegian, said: “We are delighted to have Philip join our global communications team as director for the UK and Ireland. His strong aviation background brings a great deal of experience to Norwegian as we continue to launch new routes and grow our business not only in the UK market but also globally.”
Allport added: “The aviation sector has to continuously reinvent itself and Norwegian has been at the forefront of revolutionising the long-haul sector. By successfully challenging established carriers Norwegian has become a force to be reckoned with throughout the industry.
“I look forward to joining Norwegian’s highly experienced global communications team and leading the UK and Ireland team during this exciting time in the airlines’ history.”