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Norwegian reports rise in traffic figures and high punctuality

Press release   •   Dec 04, 2014 02:18 EST

Norwegian reports a traffic growth of 21 percent in November. The company carried more than 1.7 million passengers this month. The load factor was 79 percent, up 2.8 percentage points from the same month previous year.

Norwegian carried 1,766,134 passengers in November, an increase of five percent compared to the same month previous year. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 21 percent, while the capacity (ASK) increased by 16 percent this month. The load factor was 79 percent, up 2.8 percentage points.

“I am pleased that an increasing number of passengers from our extensive route network choose to fly with Norwegian. The load factor was high, which shows that even with a high capacity growth, we continue to fill the seats,” said Norwegians CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.9 percent of its scheduled flights in November, whereof 89.1 percent departed on time.

Norwegian took delivery of one brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in November. The company will introduce a total of 14 Boeing 737-800s to its fleet in 2014. The capacity growth in 2014 is largely related to the growth in Norwegian’s long-haul fleet. From October this year, Norwegian has returned several older, leased aircraft. Norwegian has also taken delivery of four Boeing 787 Dreamliners this year. Norwegian’s fleet is among the most modern and environmentally friendly in Europe.

See attached report for more details.

For more information:

Chief Communications Officer Anne-Sissel Skånvik, + 47 97 55 43 44
Chief Financial Officer Frode Foss, tel. +47 91 63 16 45

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 417 routes to 126 destinations and employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In 2013 and 2014, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 101 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years.