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Norwegian reports international growth and 14 percent more passengers in September

Press release   •   Oct 05, 2017 07:00 BST

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Norwegian once again carried more than three million passengers in a single month. More than 3.1 million passengers travelled with the company in September, an increase of 14 percent compared to the same month previous year. The growth is strongest on Norwegian’s intercontinental routes and the load factor has increased to 90 percent. 

A total of 3,165,031 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in September. This is 386,225 more passengers than the same period last year (14 percent). The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 29 percent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 28 percent this month. The load factor in September was up 0.3 percentage points to 90 percent.

“We’re very pleased to see that more passengers are choosing Norwegian when they travel, not least business travellers.The demand is good and stable in Scandinavia, and the growth is highest on our intercontinental routes. Global expansion is important to position ourselves in a market with such strong competition, but also for creating economic value in the markets we operate,” said CEO of Norwegian Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.6 percent of the scheduled flights in September, whereof 77.9 percent departed on time.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continued this month with the delivery of one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and one Boeing 737-800. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.

The company’s new routes from London to Singapore, Denver and Seattle were launched this month. As did Norwegian’s cooperation with Europe’s second largest low-cost airline, easyJet, which gives passengers the opportunity to book an easyJet short-haul flight and self-connect to a Norwegian long-haul flight in one simple transaction from London Gatwick. 

Please find traffic figures report in the attached pdf.

Media Contacts: VP Corporate Communications, Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, tlf. + 47 45 45 60 12

Acting CFO Tore Østby, tlf. + 47 45 80 48 98

Norwegian in the UK:

  • Norwegian carries 5.2 million UK passengers each year from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester Airports to 50 destinations worldwide
  • Norwegian is the third largest airline at London Gatwick, with 4.6 million yearly passengers, and with more than 800 UK-based pilots and cabin crew
  • In 2014, Norwegian introduced the UK’s first low-cost, long haul flights to the U.S. - the airline now flies to 9 U.S destinations with fares from just £139 one way and operates the longest low-cost flight to Singapore
  • Norwegian is the only airline to offer free inflight WiFi on UK flights to more than 30 European destinations
  • The airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 3.6 years, including next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 737-800
  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for five consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2017, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017

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