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Norwegian reports record high load factors in June

Press release   •   Jul 06, 2015 07:00 BST

Norwegian reports a continued passenger growth and a record-high load factor of 88 percent for the month of June. The positive trend is a combination of solid growth on the long-haul operation and many sun-seeking Scandinavians during June.

Norwegian carried 2,463,239 passengers in June, an increase of 7 percent compared to the same month the previous year. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 11 percent, while the capacity (ASK) increased by 4 percent this month. The load factor was 88 percent in June, up 5.5 percentage points from June last year.

“I’m pleased that so many choose to travel with Norwegian and that we can fill almost nine out of ten seats. We’re particularly happy with the development in our long-haul operation. At the same time, the weather has been in our favour as many Scandinavians have escaped the cold weather during the month of June,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos

In June, Norwegian took delivery of a brand new Boeing 737-800. Norwegian boasts one of the most modern and environmentally friendly fleets in Europe. Norwegian scooped two renowned awards in June from the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards, the leading international airline rating system as voted on by the travelling public. Norwegian was named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the third consecutive year.

Norwegian operated 99.3 percent of its scheduled flights in June, whereof 79.6 percent departed on time. This month, new handling agents came into service, which also affected the on-time performance.

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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 world's seventh largest low-cost airline. The company reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with almost 24 million passengers in 2014. 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 over 400 routes to more than 130 destinations and employs approximately 5,500 people. The company has several hundred undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi on short haul, a fleet of around 100 aircraft with an average age of only four years; one of the youngest fleets in the world. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian was also the first airline to be awarded the World's best low-cost long-haul airline in 2015 by SkyTrax. In 2014, Norwegian also won three prizes at the prestigious Passenger Choice Awards for Best Airline in Europe, Best Inflight Connectivity & Communications and Best Single Achievement in Passenger Experience for its moving map on the 787 Dreamliners. In addition, Norwegian was awarded Europe's best low-cost airline by AirlineRatings.com for the second year running.