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Norwegian Reports Continued Passenger Growth in November

Press Release   •   Dec 05, 2013 07:00 GMT

Norwegian (NAS) carried almost 1.7 million passengers in November, an increase of 16 percent compared to the same month previous year. The company continues to expand in Europe by taking delivery of brand new aircraft, increased seat capacity, establishing new operational bases and introducing new routes.

The airline carried 1,689,049 passengers in November, an increase of 230,177 passengers (16 percent) compared to November 2012. The total capacity (ASK) increased by 39 percent and the passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 40 percent. The load factor was 76.2 percent, up half a percentage point from the same month last year.

International growth
November’s traffic figures are influenced by expansion and growth in new markets with the establishing of new operational bases, the launch of several new routes, new aircraft entering the fleet and a strong capacity growth. In addition, the flying distance is longer than before.

“I am pleased that more passengers, particularly those outside Scandinavia, choose to fly Norwegian and that we are filling our aircraft despite our strong increase in capacity. It proves that good quality at low fares is appreciated,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

The company operated 99.7 percent of its scheduled flights in November, whereof 86.4 percent departed on time.

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Media Contacts:
Corporate Communications Manager Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, tel: +47 45 45 60 12
CFO Frode Foss, tel: + 47 916 31 645

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 413 routes to 125 destinations and employs approximately 3,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 275 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In 2013, 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 80 aircraft with an average age of only 4.6 years.