- Norwegian passes 200 million passenger milestone since first flights in 2002 -
Norwegian reached a new milestone in June, flying more than three million passengers in one single month. Since Norwegian first started flying in 2002, the airline has now carried over 200 million passengers.
Norwegian carried 3,059,402 passengers in June, a 10 percent increase compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 19 percent this month, driven by 20 percent capacity growth (ASK). The load factor for June was 90 percent; Norwegian’s long-haul aircraft were even fuller with a load factor of 95 percent, which is higher than June last year. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a passenger growth of 38 percent.
“We reached several milestones this month, both in terms of passenger numbers and fleet renewal. We were also named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the third consecutive year and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the fifth year in a row at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. I’m very grateful that more than 200 million passengers have shown confidence in us and chosen to fly with Norwegian since we began in 2002. Over the past few years, our growth has been driven by our long-haul routes, and this will continue,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian operated 99.2 percent of the scheduled flights in June, whereof 73.8 percent departed on time.
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in with the delivery of the company’s two first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in June. In addition, Norwegian took delivery of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft this month. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.
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Tore Østby, VP Investor Relations, + 47 995 464 00
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates 450 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of 120 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world’s youngest fleets. Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian was named the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 6,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com.