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Norwegian reports record passenger numbers

Norwegian reports record passenger numbers

Norwegian has continued to report new passenger records, with the July passenger figures the highest in the company’s history.

For the first time more than two million customers flew with the airline in a single month.

The airline carried 2,128,835 passengers in July, an increase of 17 per cent compared to July 2012.

The load factor was 86 per cent, down one percentage point from July 2012.

The traffic figures are influenced by the exceptionally good July weather in the Nordics, contributing to less demand for travel to the Mediterranean.

The total passenger traffic increased by 29 per cent and the total capacity increased by 30 per cent.

“I am pleased with this month’s traffic results.

“We continue to report good figures in our established markets; in addition, the response on routes out of our new European bases and on our long-haul operation has been very well received.

“The fact that more than two million passengers have chosen Norwegian in July proves that high quality at a low fare is appreciated,” said Norwegian chief executive Bjørn Kjos.

The company operated 99.9 per cent of its scheduled flights this month, whereof 85.4 percent departed on time.