Strong passenger figures for Norwegian

Strong passenger figures for Norwegian

Norwegian carried more than 1.5 million passengers in February 2014, an increase of 22 per cent compared to February last year.

The load factor also increased, despite strong capacity growth.

In February, 1,527,099 passengers flew with Norwegian.

This is an increase of 22 per cent compared to the same month last year.

The total passenger traffic increased by 48 per cent and the total capacity increased by 46 per cent this month.

The load factor was 79.3 per cent in February, up one percentage point.

“Our offer to customers has increased significantly with more routes and frequencies.

“The load factor increases, even with a strong capacity growth, something we’re very satisfied with. At the same time, there’s strong competition in the market and many affordable tickets available, which benefits the customers.

“At Norwegian, we are prepared to meet the competition by introducing even more brand new aircraft to the fleet, expanding the route network and adding new destinations to the route map.

“New aircraft with lower fuel burn is key to keeping costs down and continue to offer more low-fare tickets,” said Norwegian chief executive Bjørn Kjos.

In February, Norwegian took delivery of two brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

A total of 15 such aircraft will be delivered during 2014.

In addition, the company will take delivery of four new 787 Dreamliners during the first half of 2014.

Norwegian boasts one of the most modern and environmentally friendly fleets in Europe.

Norwegian operated 99.8 per cent of its scheduled flights in February, whereof 83.9 percent departed on time.