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Norwegian carries two million passengers in August

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Norwegian carries two million passengers in August

In the final weeks of the summer holidays Norwegian flew two million passengers to their destinations. Regularity was almost 100 percent, and the load factor was close to 86 percent.

“August marks the end of summer and the month marked another strong performance for Norwegian. We operated our planned programme and flew close to all scheduled flights. We are particularly happy that bookings into autumn are encouraging and that business travellers are returning”, said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

Norwegian flew 1,996,211 passengers in August, compared to 790,220 in August 2021. The load factor in August was 85.5 percent. The capacity (ASK) was 2,998 million seat kilometres, while actual passenger traffic (RPK) was 2,563 million seat kilometres. In August, Norwegian operated an average of 69 aircraft and 99.7 percent of scheduled flights were completed. Punctuality, as measured by the number of flights departing within 15 minutes of scheduled time, was at 79 percent in August. However, as many as 96,5 percent of all flights arrived on schedule or no more than an hour late.

“The congestion at European airports has begun to improve, which is positive for our operations but also, importantly, to the travel experience of our customers. It is uplifting for the industry in general that we are continuing to return to normal operations after these extraordinary years for aviation,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

In August, Norwegian opened a new direct route between Trondheim and Manchester. Towards the end of August and into September, the company celebrated its 20th anniversary and launched a sale for flights this coming autumn and winter season.

See detailed traffic figures in the attached PDF

(Updated at 4.40PM: Punctuality figure corrected)



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Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.

Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.

We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.