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Norwegian Reports 11 Percent Passenger Growth in November

Press release   •   Dec 06, 2017 05:00 EST

Thanks a million to all 2,520,220 passengers who travelled with us in November!

Norwegian carried 2.5 million passengers in November, an increase of 11 percent compared to the same month in the previous year. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a 52 per cent passenger growth. The overall load factor was 83.7 percent.

A total of 2,520,220 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in November. This is 255,075 (11 percent) more passengers than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) and the capacity growth (ASK) both increased by 28 percent.

“We are pleased that more passengers are choosing to fly with Norwegian. The demand is stable and the growth is highest on our intercontinental routes. Global expansion is important to position ourselves in a market with such strong competition, but also for creating economic value in the markets we operate,” said CEO of Norwegian Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.1 per cent of the scheduled flights in November, of which 80.2 per cent departed on time.

This month, Norwegian’s 150th brand new aircraft from Boeing, a 787-9 Dreamliner, arrived at Oslo airport, closely followed by a brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. These were the last new aircraft the company will take delivery of this year. Norwegian has introduced 32 new aircraft to its fleet during 2017; six Boeing 737 MAX, 17 Boeing 737-800 and nine Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

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Media Contact
Norwegian’s press phone, tel: +47 815 11 816
Acting CFO Tore Østby, 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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