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Norwegian reports international growth and stable Scandinavian traffic figures for October

Press release   •   Nov 06, 2015 08:30 EST

Norwegian’s October traffic figures were characterized by international growth, particularly on the long-haul routes, a trend the company has reported over the past months. The solid load factor continued this month and was 88 percent, up 6.2 percentage points from the same month previous year. The company carried approximately 2.4 million passengers in October, an increase of six percent.

The October traffic figures show a stable and positive development for Norwegian. Future bookings are good and the growth on long-haul routes - particularly out of London Gatwick - continues.

Norwegian carried 2,385,906 passengers in October, an increase of six percent compared to the same month previous year. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by ten percent and the capacity increased by two percent. The load factor increased by 6.2 percentage points to 87.8 percent. The load factor on the long-haul routes was 96 percent.

“This month is characterized by stable growth in the Scandinavian market, not least in Norway, where many have predicted a decline in passenger demand. When corporations need to save cost on employee travel, they look for high quality flights at a lower fare,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.7 percent of its scheduled flights in October, whereof 85.3 percent departed on time.

Please find detailed traffic figures attached.

Media Contacts:
Chief Communications Officer Anne-Sissel Skånvik, tel. +47 975 54 344
Chief Financial Officer Frode Foss, tel.+47 916 31 645

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 seventh largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 25 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London 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 24 million passengers last year 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 – more than 440 routes to 132 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 norwegian.com.

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