Norwegian posts strong passenger numbers in March

posted on 6th April 2018 by Jordan Newton
Norwegian posts strong passenger numbers in March

A total of 2,816,164 passengers flew with Norwegian in March – 362,613 more than the same month last year.

The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 48 per cent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 44 per cent. The load factor was 86.7 per cent, up 2.6 percentage points.

The carrier said this period is influenced by the ‘Easter effect’ as Easter was in March this year, consequently increasing traffic and there will be the opposite effect in the April figures.

Norwegian chief executive officer, Bjørn Kjos said: “Even though Easter strongly impacts this month’s figures, we have a solid passenger growth. The international growth continues, and at the same time, more people are flying with us in Scandinavia. Our low fares and extensive route offering attract more business and leisure passengers.”

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2018. The company took delivery of three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in March.

This year in total, Norwegian will take delivery of 11 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 12 Boeing 737 MAX8 and two Boeing 737-800.