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28 per cent passenger growth for Norwegian in January

Norwegian continues the strong passenger growth. In January, Norwegian transported 827 743 passengers which is a 28 percent increase from the same period last year.

- This month’s strong passenger growth and load factor is very satisfactory, particularly taking into consideration that January is seasonally the weakest month of the year. We are continuously renewing our fleet with more Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The brand new aircraft have more capacity which reduces our costs and thus the fares. Simultaneously the emissions per passenger is significantly lowered, so this is welcoming from an environmental point of view at the same time as it saves money for our customers, said Bjørn Kjos, Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian.

The yield is estimated at 0.48 NOK for January, down 21 per cent compared to the same month in 2009. The development partially reflects the removal of fuel surcharges that covered last year’s record high fuel price, a significantly adjusted route portfolio, and the introduction of new aircraft with higher capacity and lower unit cost.

The cabin factor for the Group was 72 percent in January, which is equivalent to last year. The company operated 99.0 percent of the planned flights in January, whereof 73.3 percent departed on schedule.

Please find more financial figures in the PDF attached.

SVP, Corporate Communications, Anne-Sissel Skånvik, phone +47 48 99 44 40
CFO, Frode Foss, phone +47 91 63 16 45



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The Norwegian group is a leading Nordic aviation company, headquartered at Fornebu outside Oslo, Norway. The company has over 8,200 employees and owns two of the prominent airlines in the Nordics: Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe’s Flyveselskap. Widerøe was acquired by Norwegian in 2024, aiming to facilitate seamless air travel across the two airline’s networks.

Norwegian Air Shuttle, the largest Norwegian airline with around 4,700 employees, operates an extensive route network connecting Nordic countries to key European destinations. In 2023, Norwegian carried over 20 million passengers and maintained a fleet of 87 Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Widerøe’s Flyveselskap, Norway’s oldest airline, is Scandinavia’s largest regional carrier. The airline has more than 3,500 employees. Mainly operating the short-runway airports in rural Norway, Widerøe operates several state contract routes (PSO routes) in addition to its own commercial network. In 2023, the airline had 3.3 million passengers and a fleet of 48 aircraft, including 45 Bombardier Dash 8’s and three Embraer E190-E2's. Widerøe Ground Handling provides ground handling services at 41 Norwegian airports.

The Norwegian group has sustainability as a key priority and has committed to significantly reducing carbon emissions from its operations. Among numerous initiatives, the most noteworthy is the investment in production and use of fossil-free aviation fuel (SAF). Norwegian strives to become the sustainable choice for its passengers, actively contributing to the transformation of the aviation industry.