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Norwegian reports passenger growth and solid load factor in May

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Norwegian reports passenger growth and solid load factor in May

Strong demand among business and leisure passengers influenced Norwegian’s May traffic figures. The company carried more than 2.6 million passengers this month, an increase of 265,515 from the same month previous year. The load factor was 88.3 percent, up 3.4 percentage points.

In May, Norwegian carried 2,641,666 passengers, an increase of 11 percent compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 15 percent and the capacity (ASK) increased by 11 percent.

“We are very satisfied that an increasing number of business and leisure passengers choose Norwegian for their air travels. Particularly on the intercontinental routes we experience increasingly strong demand as we continue to launch new routes and destinations, not least between London and the US, including Oakland and Las Vegas,“ said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.

A modern fleet of only 3.6 years
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2016 with the delivery of 21 brand new aircraft. The company took delivery of one brand new Boeing 737-800 in May. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.

Norwegian operated 99.8 percent of the scheduled flights in May, whereof 81.3 percent departed on time.

Please find traffic figures report in the attached pdf.

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


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 40 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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