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Norwegian Reports Solid Passenger Figures and Record High On-Time Performance

Press release   •   Jun 06, 2012 07:00 BST

Norwegian (NAS) today reported its May traffic results. More than 1.5 million passengers flew with the company in May, up 12 percent compared to the same month previous year. 92 percent of the flights departed on time, making Norwegian one of the most punctual airlines in the world in May.

Norwegian carried 1,542,723 passengers in May, up 12 percent compared to May previous year. Norwegian had an ASK growth of 14 percent in May. The load factor was 77 percent, up 1 percentage point from May last year. The RASK improved by 10 percent.

The company operated 99.9 percent of its scheduled flights this month, where of 92 percent departed on time.

”We’re very pleased with this month’s traffic figures, not least that we deliver world- class on-time performance throughout our route network. The combination of brand-new more environmentally friendly aircraft departing on time, free inflight Wi-Fi and an extensive route network that fits both the business and leisure traveler attract more passengers,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos.

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Media Contacts:

SVP Corporate Communications Anne-Sissel Skånvik, tlf. + 47 97 55 43 44
CFO Frode Foss, tlf. + 47 91 63 16 45

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.

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