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Strong Passenger Growth for Norwegian in May

Norwegian's passenger growth continues in May as close to 1.4 million passengers flew with the airline. This is an increase of 16 percent compared to the same period previous year. During the past year, more than 14 million passengers have flown with Norwegian.

1,374,474 passengers flew with Norwegian in May, an increase of 16 percent. During the past year, from May 2010 to May 2011, over 14 million passengers have flown with the airline. The load factor for May 2011 was 76 percent, one percentage point down from same period previous year. The yield was improved by 4 percent compared to May 2010.

Norwegian continues its fleet renewal program in May by taking delivery of more brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. At the same time, older Boeing 737-300 aircraft have been phased out. The past week, the company has taken delivery of two brand new aircraft; number 10 and 11 of a total of 15 to be delivered this year.

Please find more financial figures in the pdf attached.

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 57 aircraft on 238 routes to about 100 destinations and employs approximately 2 500 people.


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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.