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Norwegian reports passenger growth and solid load factor in June

Press release   •   Jul 06, 2016 07:00 BST

The company carried more than 2.8 million passengers this month, an increase of 317,821 passengers from the same month previous year. The load factor was 90.2 percent, up 2.2 percentage points.

The increase of passengers is 13 percent compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 17 percent this month, driven by 15 percent capacity growth and a two percentage point higher load factor.

“We are grateful that so many choose to fly with Norwegian and we will work hard to maintain our customers’ trust. Today’s traffic figures show a solid load factor across all markets,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.

One of the world’s youngest fleets
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2016 with the delivery of 21 brand new aircraft. The company took delivery two brand new Boeing 737-800 in June. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.

Norwegian operated 99.2 percent of the scheduled flights in June, whereof 69.8 percent departed on time. Several factors affected Norwegian’s on-time performance in June, including weather-related challenges and several strikes. The strike among French air traffic controllers severely affected the traffic in Europe, while a fuel strike in Norway affected our operation in Scandinavia.

Please find traffic figures report in the attached pdf.

Media Contacts:
VP Investor Relations, Tore Østby, tlf. + 47 45 80 48 98

Norwegian in the UK:

  • Norwegian first launched UK flights in 2003 and now operates from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester Airports to more than 40 destinations worldwide
  • Norwegian is the third largest airline at London Gatwick, with 3.9 million yearly passengers, and with more than 700 pilots, cabin crew and staff working from its Gatwick base
  • In 2014, Norwegian introduced the UK’s first low-cost, long haul flights to the U.S. - the airlines now flies to 7 U.S destinations with fares from just £135 one way
  • 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 four years, including next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 737-800s
  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for three consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards, and was also the first airline to be awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015 by SkyTrax