Press release -
Norwegian reports 14 per cent passenger growth and higher load factor in September
Norwegian carried almost 2.8 million passengers in September, an increase of 14 per cent compared to the same month last year. The load factor was almost 90 per cent, up 1.2 per cent. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a load factor of 96 per cent and a 50 per cent growth in passengers.
A total of 2,778,806 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in September. This is 343,566 more passengers than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 21 per cent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 19 per cent this month.
Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos said: “September’s figures show that our positive development continues across all markets, both with more passengers and a high load factor. It is also satisfying to see that more customers are choosing Norwegian when they are flying between the US and Europe and Europe and Asia.”
Norwegian operated 99.5 per cent of the scheduled flights in September, of which 79.6 per cent departed on time.
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2016 with the delivery of 21 brand new aircraft. The company took delivery of two Boeing 737-800s in September. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.
Please find traffic figures report in the attached pdf.
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.