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Norwegian reports 16 percent passenger growth in October

Press release   •   Nov 04, 2016 08:00 EDT

Norwegian carried almost 2.8 million passengers in October, an increase of 16 percent compared to the same month previous year. The load factor was 88.4 percent, an increase of 0.6 percentage points. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a load factor of 95 percent and a 56 percent passenger growth.

A total of 2,766,743 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in October. This is 380,837 more passengers than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 24 percent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 23 percent.

“We are very pleased to see that more customers choose to fly with Norwegian and that the positive development continues in all markets. Our long-haul routes are more or less full, which proves that customers on both sides of the Atlantic appreciate high quality and low fares,” said CEO of Norwegian Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.6 percent of the scheduled flights in October, whereof 79.5 percent departed on time.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2016. So far this year, Norwegian has taken delivery of 20 brand new aircraft; 16 Boeing 737-800s and four Boeing 787-9. The company took delivery of one Boeing 737-800 and one 787-9 Dreamliner in October. 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.

Media Contacts:

Tore Østby, Vice President Investor Relations, +47 45 80 48 98

Press Office, + 47 815 11 816

About Norwegian

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, award-winning Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe and the world’s sixth largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 44 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris and Scandinavia, as well as six routes from the U.S. to the Caribbean. Onboard features include more legroom than most competitors and free in-flight Wi-Fi on short-haul routes. The airline carried 26 million passengers in 2015 on the world’s most modern and eco-friendly fleet to its network that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the U.S. and Southeast Asia – a total of more than 440 routes to over 130 destinations. Over 5,500 people in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. work for Norwegian. 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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