Norwegian reaches latest passenger milestone

Norwegian reaches latest passenger milestone

Norwegian reached a new milestone in June, flying more than three million passengers in one single month for the first time.

Since Norwegian first started flying in 2002, the airline has now carried over 200 million passengers.

Norwegian carried 3,059,402 passengers in June, a ten per cent increase compared to the same month last year.

The total traffic growth increased by 19 per cent this month, driven by 20 per cent capacity growth.

The average load factor for June was 90 per cent with Norwegian’s long-haul aircraft seeing a load factor of 95 per cent, which is higher than June last year.

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Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a passenger growth of 38 per cent.

Norwegian chief executive, Bjørn Kjos, said: “We reached several milestones this month, both in terms of passenger numbers and fleet renewal.

“I’m very grateful that more than 200 million passengers have shown confidence in us and chosen to fly with Norwegian since we began in 2002.

“Over the past few years, our growth has been driven by our long-haul routes, and this will continue.”

Norwegian operated 99.2 per cent of the scheduled flights in June, of which 73.8 per cent departed on time.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in with the delivery of the company’s two first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in June.

In addition, Norwegian took delivery of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft this month.