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Norwegian reports 13 percent passenger growth in January

Press release   •   Feb 06, 2019 06:01 EST

Norwegian carried more than 2.6 million passengers in January, an increase of 13 percent compared to the same month previous year.

OSLO/FORNEBU (February 6, 2019) - A total of 2,638,958 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in January, 305,026 more passengers than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 18 percent and the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 27 percent. The load factor was 76.1 percent.

“We are very pleased with the continued passenger growth in January, a month traditionally characterized by less demand. Norwegian has been through a period with significant growth, but now the company will change its strategic focus from expansion and growth to profitability,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.5 percent (up 0.6 percentage points) of the scheduled flights in January, whereof 79.8 percent (up 7.4 percentage points) departed on time.
Please find more information in the attached traffic report.

About Norwegian
Norwegian is the world’s fifth largest low-cost airline and carried more than 37 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, North and South America. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 150 aircraft, with an average age of 3.7 years, making it one of the world’s youngest and “greenest” fleets.

Norwegian has been named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) twice. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ by passengers for six consecutive years at the SkyTrax World Airline Awards 2013-2018, along with being named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul’ Airline’ for the past four years. Norwegian employs more than 9,000 people worldwide.

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