Press release -
Norwegian increased both load factor and regularity in November
Norwegian had 1.3 million passengers and a load factor of 82.3 percent in November. Norwegian is still experiencing robust demand for air travel. Regularity was record-high with 99.9 percent of all scheduled flights taking place.
“Norwegian has delivered very solid traffic numbers in a month where seasonal demand is normally at a low point. We have adjusted our capacity considerably to meet the fluctuating demand in the winter, and we are particularly satisfied with our strong load factor of 82.3 percent, up three percentage points from November last year. Additionally, we have delivered an outstanding performance when it comes to regularity with close to all of our almost 10,000 flights taking place in November,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.
Norwegian had 1,348,111 passengers in November, down two percent from November 2022 and in line with the significantly reduced capacity to match the low season. The capacity (ASK) was 2,004 million seat kilometres, down six percent from the same period last year. Actual passenger traffic (RPK) was 1,650 million seat kilometres. In November, Norwegian operated an average of 66 aircraft with a regularity, share of scheduled flights taking place, of 99.9 percent. Punctuality remained high, and the share of flights departing within 15 minutes of scheduled time was 86.8 percent.
Continued strong demand and well received summer programme
Norwegian recently released new routes for the summer season of 2024, including forty routes to new destinations. The summer programme release, as well as a recent sales campaign, has been very well received by Nordic travellers.
“At Norwegian, we continue to see strong demand for air travel. Many of our customers took advantage of our latest sales campaign to book their next journeys. Our newly launched summer programme has been well received, and we notice that travellers have already started to plan their flights for 2024, earlier than last year,” said Karlsen.
While the Christmas and New Years period will be a busy travel period in line with expectations, Norwegian is well positioned navigate the quieter winter trading season. In addition to capacity adjustments, the airline is comfortably hedged for jet fuel at attractive prices for the coming year.
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.