Low cost carrier Norwegian has reported strong passenger growth in April, due to the opening of two new bases in England and Spain, and the launch of several new routes.
The company carried more than 1.7 million passengers this month, an increase of 28 per cent compared to the same period previous year.
Norwegian´s passengers also travelled longer distances than previously, which resulted in a traffic growth of 36 per cent.
The total capacity increased by 40 per cent.
“I am pleased that the new routes we have opened in new markets have been so well received.
“The traffic development this month is as expected and in line with our strategy of establishing ourselves in new markets to meet the strong competition in the European airline industry.
“In a start-up phase we anticipate strong production and passenger growth as well as lower launch fares on new routes.
“It is important that passengers in new markets try Norwegian.
“When they become familiar with our product and service they will become faithful customers,” said Norwegian chief executive Bjørn Kjos.