Norwegian sees passenger numbers fall dramatically in August
Norwegian has reported new traffic figures heavily influenced by the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent travel restrictions.
In August, capacity was 94 per cent lower than last year, while the flights that were operated had a load factor of 62 per cent.
From July 1st Norwegian reopened 76 routes and put an additional 15 aircraft into service, throughout the summer frequencies and routes were adjusted in accordance with variations in passenger demand linked to changing government travel restrictions and advice.
Compared to the same period last year total capacity decreased by 94 per cent while total passenger traffic decreased by 96 percent.
The load factor was 62 per cent, down 28 percentage points.
The total number of customers carried in August was 313,316, a decrease of 91 per cent.
Jacob Schram, chief executive of Norwegian, said: “Passenger demand continues to be rapidly impacted by changing government travel restrictions across different markets.
“We are continuously adapting our network to adjust to these changes as necessary to ensure that we keep vital air routes open and concentrate supply in line with demand.
“The prolonged crisis that has impacted every part of the aviation industry continues to create uncertainty in all markets making the need for a long-term liquidity support package even more critical to protect tourism, jobs and international trade.”