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Norwegian reports passenger growth and solid load factor in July

Press Release   •   Aug 04, 2016 06:00 EDT

Norwegian carried more than 2.9 million passengers in July, an increase of nine percent compared to the same month previous year. The load factor was 94.6 percent, up 0.8 percentage points.

The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 15 percent this month, while the capacity growth was 14 percent.

“We are very pleased that so many passengers choose to fly with Norwegian in July. Today’s traffic figures show a solid load factor across all markets and prove that more and more people realize that it is possible to fly comfortably at a low fare,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos. 

Norwegian operated 99.5 percent of the scheduled flights in July, whereof 64.9 percent departed on time. The on-time performance was considerably affected by delays in European air traffic in general.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2016 with the delivery of 21 brand new aircraft. The company took delivery of a brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in July. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.

In July, Norwegian was also named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the second consecutive year and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the fourth year in a row at the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards.

Please find traffic figures report in the attached pdf.

About Norwegian
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 26 million passengers in 2015. The airline operates more than 400 routes to over 130 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 100 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 5,500 people. The airline offers 41 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean.

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Media Contacts:
VP Corporate Communications, Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, + 47 45 45 60 12
VP Investor Relations, Tore Østby, + 47 45 80 48 98

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