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Norwegian reports continued passenger growth in March

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Norwegian reports continued passenger growth in March

Norwegian (NAS) today reported its monthly traffic figures. The passenger growth continued also in March.  Even with a strong capacity increase, the load factor remains high. Norwegian’s passengers also fly longer distances now than previously.

Norwegian carried 1,439,943 passengers in March, an increase of 77,113 (6 percent) compared to March previous year. The seat capacity (ASK) increased by 20 percent and the load factor remained at a stable 77.6 percent. Norwegian’s passengers now also fly longer distances than previously; the average flying distance is up 14 percent in March.

”We’ve had many more seats to offer our customers in March this year compared to the same month last year. The fact that we are able to fill the additional seats prove that our customers value our product,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos

The company operated 99.8 percent of its scheduled flights, whereof 82.7 percent departed on time.

Please find detailed traffic figures in the pdf attached.

Media Contacts:
SVP Corporate Communications Anne-Sissel Skånvik, tlf. + 47 97 55 43 44
CFO Frode Foss, tlf. + 47 91 63 16 45


Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. In May 2013 it will even commence long-haul flights from Scandinavia to the US and Asia.  With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With 17.7million passengers in 2012, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 73 aircraft on 330 routes to 120 destinations and employs approximately 3,000 people. Norwegian's fleet has an average age of 4,6 years and the company currently has 280 aircraft on order.

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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.