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Norwegian reports 11 percent passenger growth in May

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Norwegian reports 11 percent passenger growth in May

Norwegian carried more than 2.9 million passengers in May, an increase of 11 percent compared to the same month previous year. The load factor was 86.5 percent.

A total of 2,923,597 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in May, 281,931 more than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 17 percent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 19 percent.

“We are very pleased to see that more passengers chose to fly Norwegian. Our international growth continues, in line with the company’s global strategy, enabling us to create more jobs. The launch of our new long-haul base in Rome and the routes to New York, Los Angeles and Oakland/San Francisco have been very well received on both sides of the Atlantic,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.7 percent of the scheduled flights in May, whereof 82.7 percent departed on time.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2017. The company took delivery of one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and three Boeing 737-800s in May. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.

Please find more information in the attached traffic report.

Media Contact:
Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, Deputy Chief Communications Officer, tel. +47 45 45 60 12
Tore Østby, Vice President Investor Relations, tel. +47 99 54 64 00


About Norwegian

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

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