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Norwegian’s global expansion continues with a passenger growth of 14 percent in August

Press Release   •   Sep 06, 2017 06:00 EDT

A Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Norwegian has yet again hit the three million passenger mark. In August, the airline carried almost 3.3 million passengers, an increase of 14 percent compared to the same month previous year. The strongest growth is on Norwegian’s long-haul routes and in the Spanish market. The load factor increased to 91 percent in August. 

Norwegian carried 3,279,525 passengers in August, an increase of 407,603 passengers (14 percent) compared to last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 26 percent this month, driven by a 24 per cent capacity growth (ASK). The load factor increased by 1.4 percentage points to 91.1 percent.

“We are very pleased that an increasing number of passengers choose Norwegian for their travels and are grateful both to new passengers and those who keep returning. We’re experiencing a high demand for tickets in our established markets in Scandinavia, but the strongest growth is on Norwegian’s long-haul routes and in Spain. Continuing our global expansion is important – both in terms of strengthening our competitiveness and creating more jobs and economic value in the markets we operate,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos of Norwegian.

Norwegian operated 99.7 percent of the scheduled flights in August, whereof 76.8 percent departed on time.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continued with full force in August with the delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and one Boeing 737 MAX. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian boast one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern fleets.

Please find traffic figures report in the attached pdf.

Media Contacts:
Deputy Chief Communications Officer Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, + 47 45 45 60 12
Acting Chief Financial Officer Tore Østby, + 47 45 80 48 98

About Norwegian

Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates 450 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of 120 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 6,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. 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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