Norwegian’s (NAS) passenger growth continued in October, up 9 percent compared with the same month previous year.
The airline flew 1,646,938 passengers in October. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 11 percent and the total capacity (ASK) increased by 15 percent. The unit revenue also developed positively, with a RASK increase of 4 percent.
“I am pleased with October’s traffic figures, particularly the positive unit revenue development. The passenger growth proves that our increased number of routes and destinations are appreciated by our customers,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
The company operated 99.3 percent of its scheduled flights this month, whereof 86.9 percent departed on time.
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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. With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With close to 16 million passengers in 2011, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 64 aircraft on 294 routes to more than 114 destinations and employs approximately 2,500 people.