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Norwegian reports 14 percent passenger growth and higher load factor in September

Press Release   •   Oct 06, 2016 10:30 EDT

Norwegian carried almost 2.8 million passengers in September, an increase of 14 percent compared to the same month previous year. The load factor was almost 90 percent, up 1.2 percentage points. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a load factor of 96 percent and a 50 percent passenger growth.

A total of 2,778,806 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in September. This is 343,566 more passengers than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 21 percent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 19 percent this month.

“September’s figures show that the positive development continues, both with more passengers and a high load factor, across all markets. At the same time, it is satisfying to see that more customers are choosing Norwegian when they are flying between the US and Europe and Europe and Asia,” said CEO of Norwegian Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.5 percent of the scheduled flights in September, whereof 79.6 percent departed on time.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2016 with the delivery of 21 brand new aircraft. The company took delivery of two Boeing 737-800s in September. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.

Please find traffic figures report in the attached pdf.

Media Contacts:
VP Corporate Communications, Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, tlf. + 47 45 45 60 12
VP Investor Relations, Tore Østby, tlf. + 47 45 80 48 98

About Norwegian

Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 26 million passengers in 2015. The airline operates more than 450 routes to over 130 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 100 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 5,500 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean.
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