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Significant increase in Norwegian’s passenger figures for April

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Significant increase in Norwegian’s passenger figures for April

Norwegian's traffic figures for April showed that Norwegian had 1.4 million passengers, approximately 50 percent more than the previous month.

“1.4 million passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in April. This is more than a doubling from two months ago, and I am pleased to see that the demand for air travel continues to grow. In a short period of time, we have increased capacity substantially, and at the same time we have improved our earnings,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

Norwegian initiated the summer traffic programme by late March, and the production in April was more than 50 percent higher compared to March. Even though the number of new routes launched, the load factor remained high. Despite punctuality being slightly affected by capacity issues at several airports, Norwegian completed more than 99 percent of all scheduled flights. The booking figures for the summer are very positive and the company sees an increasing number of corporate travellers that wish to travel with Norwegian.

Norwegian had 1,400,396 passengers in April, compared with 59,431 in April 2021. The load factor was 78.7 percent. The capacity (ASK) was 2,242 million seat kilometres, while actual passenger traffic (RPK) was 1,764 million seat kilometres. In April, Norwegian operated an average of 60 aircraft, and 99.3 of the scheduled flights were completed. Punctuality was 82.6 percent.

See detailed traffic figures in the attached PDF.



About Norwegian

Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.

Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.

We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.


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Norwegian is the largest Norwegian airline and one of Europe’s leading low-cost carriers. The company has around 4,500 employees and offers a comprehensive route network between Nordic countries and destinations in Europe. Since 2002, more than 300 million passengers have flown with Norwegian. The most important task has been to offer affordable plane tickets to all and to offer more freedom of choice along the journey.

Norwegian is a driving force for sustainable solutions and the transformation of the aviation industry. The company’s goal is to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45 percent within 2030. To this means, the company is renewing its fleet, promoting sustainable aviation fuel, reducing its waste, and using wind and weather data to calculate the most efficient fuel-saving flights routes. Norwegian wants to become the sustainable choice for its passengers.