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Norwegian reports 16 percent passenger growth in November

Press release   •   Dec 06, 2016 07:30 EST

Norwegian carried almost 2.3 million passengers in November, an increase of 16 percent compared to the same month previous year. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a 70 percent passenger growth. The overall load factor was 84 percent, an increase of one percentage point.

A total of 2,265,145 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in November. This is 313,062 more passengers than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 31 percent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 29 percent.

“We are very pleased that both new and loyal customers choose to fly with Norwegian. Our transatlantic growth will continue now that the U.S. Department of Transportation finally has given our EU carrier a permit to fly to and from the U.S. This means that Norwegian can continue its global expansion with full force and open new destinations all over the world. The approval also means that we can create more jobs in Europe and the U.S., as well as contributing to local economies through increased tourism,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.7 percent of the scheduled flights in November, whereof 73.5 percent departed on time.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force. So far this year, Norwegian has taken delivery of 20 brand new aircraft; 16 Boeing 737-800s and four Boeing 787-9s. The company took delivery of one Boeing 737-800 in November. 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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Media Contacts:
Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, Vice President, Corporate Communications,  + 47 45 45 60 12
Tore Østby, Vice President, Investor Relations, , tlf. + 47 45 80 48 98

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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