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930,000 Passengers Flew with Norwegian in December

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930,000 Passengers Flew with Norwegian in December

Norwegian's monthly traffic figures for December show that more than 930,000 passengers flew with Norwegian. This represents a significant increase compared with the same month in 2020, however, the month of December was also strongly affected by government-imposed measures and restrictions.

Christmas and New Year flights operated as planned with capacity that took into account lower demand as a result of the positive infection situation and government-imposed restrictions.

“I am pleased that we have efficiently balanced the planning and implementation of our route network and production for December. This in turn meant that passengers could book and travel on Norwegian with confidence during the festive period allowing families and friends to be reunited. Lower demand was factored into our schedules during Christmas and the New Year weekend, therefore I am pleased to report that load factors are good for December as well. We have seen an effect on general demand from the spread of the Omicron virus and the subsequent new measures and restrictions in Scandinavia and abroad,” says Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

In December, Norwegian carried 931,917 passengers, compared with 129,664 in December 2020. The load factor was 71.3 percent.

“Norwegian was recently named the most punctual Nordic airline and the third most punctual airline in Europe. Despite having gone through a challenging year, I am proud that we have managed to deliver a high-quality product”, continued Geir Karlsen.

In December, Norwegian had an average of 48 aircraft in operation, while 99.6 per cent of scheduled flights were operated. Punctuality was 83.8 percent.

See detailed traffic figures in the attached PDF.



About Norwegian

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.


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Norwegian is the largest Norwegian airline and one of Europe’s leading low-cost carriers. The company has around 4,500 employees and offers a comprehensive route network between Nordic countries and destinations in Europe. Since 2002, more than 300 million passengers have flown with Norwegian. The most important task has been to offer affordable plane tickets to all and to offer more freedom of choice along the journey.

Norwegian is a driving force for sustainable solutions and the transformation of the aviation industry. The company’s goal is to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45 percent within 2030. To this means, the company is renewing its fleet, promoting sustainable aviation fuel, reducing its waste, and using wind and weather data to calculate the most efficient fuel-saving flights routes. Norwegian wants to become the sustainable choice for its passengers.