The Norwegian Group had 1.5 million passengers in February

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In February, Norwegian had 1,281,212 passengers, while Widerøe had 257,826 passengers, totalling 1,539,038 passengers for the group.

Norwegian increased its load factor to 86 percent in February, up 2 percentage points compared to the same period last year and close to the highest ever load factor Norwegian has recorded for the month of February.

Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian said: “We are delighted to once again publish strong traffic figures, demonstrating the continued trust and value our customers place on the Norwegian product and our colleagues.

“A load factor of 86 percent is close to the highest ever recorded for the month of February.

“Booking trends continue to be solid across all markets and many flights are selling out for the Easter holiday period.

“We are grateful for the increasing number of passengers that choose to fly Norwegian, and look forward to welcoming them on board.”

Norwegian’ capacity (ASK) was 1,951 million seat kilometres, up 7 percent from the same period last year.

Actual passenger traffic (RPK) was 1,676 million seat kilometres.

In February, Norwegian operated an average of 68 aircraft with a regularity, meaning the share of scheduled flights taking place, of 99.4 percent.

Punctuality, which is the share of flights departing within 15 minutes of scheduled time, was 81 percent.

In February Norwegian Red Handling took over the ground services for Widerøe at Alicante and Widerøe Ground Handling now handles Norwegian at the airports of Molde, Trondheim, Stavanger, Bodø, Haugesund and Ålesund.

Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian said: “The acquisition of Widerøe is already bearing fruits as we continue to capture synergies across various areas.

“We look forward to continue to capitalise on best practices and improving the cooperation to the benefit of all customers, colleagues and other stakeholders.”

For the month of February, Widerøe increased its production with 8 percent compared with the same period last year, while the load factor increased 2 percentage points to 67 percent.