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Norwegian had more than 2 million passengers in September

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Norwegian had more than 2 million passengers in September

In September, Norwegian had a passenger count of more than 2 million passengers. The regularity was 99.7 percent, the highest level since the pandemic.

“September was yet another good month for Norwegian. We had more than two million passengers, and our operational performance is again among the top airlines in Europe. Our recorded regularity is now at the strongest level in over 18 months, while our on-time-performance also improves further. Our solid and efficient operations provide predictability for all customers that choose to fly Norwegian, either for leisure or business purposes,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

Norwegian had 2,030,052 passengers in September, up 8 per cent from September 2022. The capacity (ASK) was 3,208 million seat kilometres, while actual passenger traffic (RPK) was 2,696 million seat kilometres. In September, Norwegian operated an average of 80 aircraft with a regularity, share of scheduled flights taking place, of 99.7 percent. The majority of the few flights that Norwegian didn’t operate were due to ATC issues at London Gatwick Airport and national strikes in Italy. Punctuality, the share of flights departing within 15 minutes of scheduled time, was at 84.6 percent in September.

“As we approach the winter season, we have adjusted our operations to align with the travel patterns in the quieter winter trading period. A clear and continued trend is that our destinations in southern Europe experience continued robust demand among people from the Nordics. In addition, a new trend this autumn is the rise in popularity of city breaks to eastern Europe in particular”, said Karlsen.

New routes and tickets for next summer launched
Earlier this month, Norwegian released the tickets for the summer 2024 programme. The summer schedule starts in the end of April and runs to the end of October and offers more routes and frequencies. Additional routes to new destinations will be announced in November.



About Norwegian

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.


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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.