New record passenger month for Norwegian

posted on 6th August 2018 by Justin Burns
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Norwegian reported a new passenger record in July as it carried almost 3.8 million passengers in a single month as new routes and greater frequencies powered numbers.

The total number of passengers increased by 13 per cent compared to the same month previous year. The load factor was 93 per cent

Norwegian carried 3,796,283 passengers in July, an increase of 13 per cent compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth increased by 33 per cent this month, driven by a 35 per cent capacity growth. The load factor was 93 per cent across its network.

Norwegian chief executive officer, Bjørn Kjos said: “We are very pleased that an increasing number of passengers in Europe, USA, South America, The Middle East and Asia choose Norwegian for their travels. It is also satisfactory that even with a strong capacity growth our load factor is high.

“Our capacity growth is still high, but it is not increasing as rapidly as in previous months, which is in line with our strategy. We have been through a long period of strong growth and going forward we will reap what we have sown for the benefit of our customers, staff and shareholders.”

Norwegian said it operated 99.2 per cent of the scheduled flights in July, and 67.9 per cent departed on time. The on-time performance this month was heavily influenced by widespread air traffic control strikes in Europe.