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Passenger record for Norwegian in June

Press release   •   Jul 07, 2011 07:00 BST

Norwegian reports its best passenger figures ever in June. Close to 1.5 million passengers flew with the airline last month, a passenger growth of 19 percent compared to June 2010. The load factor was record high, at 81 percent.

As many as 1,459,337 passengers travelled with Norwegian in June, the highest number of passengers the company has ever reported during a single month. Norwegian also experienced a significant increase in passenger figures in June 2009 and 2010. The company had a 25 percent total traffic growth (RPK) compared to the same month previous year. The yield was improved by 6 percent compared to June 2010.

”We are very satisfied with the passenger figures and that an increasing number of passengers are choosing to fly with Norwegian. We are also pleased with our record high load factor this month, said Bjørn Kjos, Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian.

The load factor was 81 percent in June, up 4 percentage points from June 2010.  The company operated 99.7 percent of its scheduled flights, of which 83.2 per cent departed on time.

Please find more financial figures in the attached PDF.

Contacts:
SVP, Corporate Communications, Anne-Sissel Skånvik, phone +47 97 55 43 44
CFO, Frode Foss, phone +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 more than 13 million passengers in 2010, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 58 aircraft on 244 routes to about 100 destinations and employs approximately 2 500 people.

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