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Norwegian Reports Strong Passenger Growth for August

Press release   •   Sep 05, 2013 07:01 BST

Norwegian’s (NAS) passenger growth continued in August. Over 1.9 million passengers flew with Norwegian, up 14 percent compared with the same month last year. The punctuality remains high.  

During August this year, Norwegian flew 1,973,468 passengers, up 14 percent compared to the same month previous year. The total passenger traffic (RPK) was up 30 percent and the seat capacity (ASK) was up 31 percent.

The load factor was 79.2 percent, down 1.2 percentage point from the same month last year.

“I am pleased that more and more people choose to fly Norwegian. We know that people flying with us appreciate high quality and low fare prices. Once people have travelled with us, we know they will return. The traffic numbers this month are influenced by strong capacity growth, especially in new markets” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.9 of its scheduled flights in August, whereof 89.3 percent departed on time.

Please find more detailed figures in the pdf attached.

Media Contacts:
SVP Corporate Communications Anne-Sissel Skånvik, tel: + 47 97 55 43 44
CFO Frode Foss, tel: +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. Close to 18 million passengers chose to fly on its network in 2012. 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 382 routes to 121 destinations on sale and employs approximately 3,000 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 275 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In June 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 75 aircraft with an average age of only 4.6 years.