OSLO/FORNEBU (MARCH 6, 2017) – Norwegian reported its traffic results for February 2017. A total of 2,090,343 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in February – 218,947 more than the same period last year.* The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 24 percent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 22 percent. The load factor was 86.3 percent, up 0.7 percentage points.
“We are very pleased to see that more passengers chose to fly Norwegian this month. The growth is primarily driven by our intercontinental traffic, which is becoming increasingly important in the company’s global expansion,” said Norwegian's CEO Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian operated 99.6 percent of its scheduled flights in February, whereof 73.6 percent departed on time.
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2017. The company took delivery of three Boeing 737-800s in February. This year, Norwegian will take delivery of nine Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 17 Boeing 737-800 and six Boeing 737 MAX. 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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*It is important to note that February this year was one day shorter than February last year, which affects the figures.
Note to Editors: Detailed information is available in the attached traffic report.
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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 48 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.