Norwegian sees passenger increases continue

15th Apr 2014
Norwegian sees passenger increases continue

Norwegian carried more than 1.8 million passengers in March 2014, an increase of 25 per cent compared to the same month last year.

The capacity growth was 51 per cent, in absolute terms the highest capacity growth in a single month.

In March, 1,805,551 passengers flew with Norwegian.

This is an increase of 25 per cent compared to the same month last year.

The total passenger traffic increased by 52 per cent, while the capacity increased by 51 per cent this month.

This represents an increase of 1.2 billion seat kilometres, the largest ever capacity increase in a single month.

The load factor was 77.8 per cent in March, up 0.2 percentage points.

Despite the increase in load factor, this year’s late Easter holiday impacted the load factor negatively in March.

“The capacity growth is record high this month, due to the establishment of new bases outside Scandinavia combined with the launch of several new routes and frequencies throughout our route network.

“Even with strong capacity growth and this year’s late Easter holiday, the load factor is higher than the same month last year.

“This proves that Norwegian delivers its promise of great quality at low fares,” said Norwegian chief executive Bjørn Kjos.

In March, Norwegian took delivery of one brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft and one 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Norwegian will take delivery of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and four 787 Dreamliners during 2014.


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