Press release -
Norwegian reports 15 percent passenger growth in April
Norwegian carried more than to 2.6 million passengers in April, an increase of 15 percent compared to the same month previous year. The figures are positively influenced by Easter traffic.
A total of 2,638,229 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in April, 336,188 more than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 22 percent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 19 percent. The load factor was 86.6 percent, up 2.1 percentage points. The figures are influenced by the fact that Easter was in April this year (March last year).
“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,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian operated 99.4 percent of the scheduled flights in April, whereof 78.5 percent departed on time.
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2017. The company took delivery of two Boeing 737-800s in April. This year, Norwegian will take delivery of 9 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 17 Boeing 737-800 and 6 Boeing 737 MAX 8. 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.
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
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates 500 routes to more than 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of almost 130 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 7,000 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.