OSLO/FORNEBU, NORWAY (July 4, 2019) – Norwegian carried almost 3.5 million passengers in June. The company’s unit revenue improved by ten percent compared to the same month previous year.
A total of 3,475,337 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in June; 21,948 less than the same month previous year. The total traffic (RPK) increased by seven percent, and the capacity growth (ASK) was five percent. The load factor was 91.5 percent, up one percentage point.
“The total number of passengers declined slightly in June, due to the grounding of 18 Boeing 737 MAX and less charter capacity. At the same time the number of long-haul passengers increased considerably. After taking delivery of one Dreamliner in June, we now have a long-haul fleet consisting of 36 new and more fuel-efficient aircraft. Following a period of significant expansion and investments, I’m pleased to see that the June figures show 10 percent higher unit revenue and that our growth is slowing down, in line with our strategy of moving from growth to profitability,” says CEO of Norwegian Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian operated 99.4 percent of the scheduled flights in June, whereof 70.9 percent departed on time (unchanged compared to the same month previous year).The company’s on-time performance was impacted negatively by the grounding of 18 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, consequently leading to more wetlease aircraft than normal.
The company took delivery of one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in June.
Please find more information in the attached traffic report.
Norwegian is the world’s fifth largest low-cost airline and carried over 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 160 aircraft, with an average age of 3.8 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 11,000 people worldwide.