Passenger growth continues at Norwegian

Passenger growth continues at Norwegian

Norwegian’s passenger growth continued in June, with over 1.9 million passengers flying with the carrier in June – an increase of 21 per cent when compared with the same month last year.

The company also continues to grow and increase its capacity in new markets.

During June this year, Norwegian flew 1,911,841 passengers, an increase of 328,106 passengers.

This is the highest number of passengers the company has carried in one single month. Norwegian’s seat capacity was up 31 per cent and the passenger traffic was up 35 percent.

The load factor was 79.6 percent, up 2.7 per cent from the same month last year.

“I am pleased that so many choose to fly with us and that more seats are filled per flight, even with a strong capacity growth.

“Reasonable fares to customers generate more demand. Although revenue per seat kilometre is affected, it must be seen in conjunction with significantly longer distances flown which also affects unit cost,” said Norwegian chief executive Bjorn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.6 of its scheduled flights in June, whereof 85.9 per cent departed on time measured by normal industry standards, i.e. departure punctuality within 15 minutes.