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Norwegian reports major passenger growth and higher load factors in June

Press release   •   Jul 07, 2014 07:00 BST

Norwegian carried more than 2.3 million passengers in June 2014, an increase of 21 percent compared to the same month last year. The load factor was 82.5 percent.

Norwegian carried 2,304,506 passengers in June, an increase of 21 percent compared to the same month previous year. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 45 percent, while the capacity (ASK) increased by 39 percent this month. The load factor was 82.5 percent in June, up 2.9 percentage points.

“I’m pleased that we keep increasing the load factors even with major capacity growth. This proves that our offer of quality flights at affordable fares is welcomed by the customers. We continue to attract new customers in markets outside Scandinavia, in line with our international strategy,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

In June, Norwegian took delivery of a brand new Boeing 737-800, as well as a new 787 Dreamliner. Norwegian will take delivery of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and four 787 Dreamliners during 2014. Norwegian boasts one of the most modern and environmentally friendly fleets in Europe.

Norwegian operated 99.8 percent of its scheduled flights in June, whereof 83.4 percent departed on time. The on-time performance was affected by industrial action among air traffic controllers in France.

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Media Contacts:
Chief Communications Officer Anne-Sissel Skånvik, + 47 97 55 43 44
CFO Frode Foss, + 47 91 63 16 45

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 416 routes to 126 destinations and employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 96 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years.