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Norwegian reports record high passenger figures and high load factors in July

Press Release   •   Aug 04, 2017 06:00 EDT

Norwegian's first US tailfin hero, Benjamin Franklin, was unveiled during July

Norwegian marked another milestone in July, as the company carried more than 3.3 million passengers in a single month. The total number of passengers increased by 15 percent compared to the same month previous year. The load factor was 94 percent.

Norwegian carried 3,358,565 passengers in July, an increase of 15 percent compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 23 percent this month, driven by a 24 percent capacity growth (ASK). The load factor was a solid 94 percent network wide, and the intercontinental routes had a load factor of 96 percent.

“We are very pleased that an increasing number of passengers choose Norwegian for their travels, not least intercontinentally. It is also satisfactory that even with a strong capacity growth our aircraft are full. This proves that travellers in Europe, the U.S. and Asia appreciate low fares, new aircraft and friendly service,said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.1 percent of the scheduled flights in July, whereof 68.8 percent departed on time.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continued in July with the delivery of three Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. 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:
Deputy Chief Communications Officer Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, +47 45 45 60 12
Acting Chief Financial Officer Tore Østby, + 47 99 54 64 00

About Norwegian

Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates 450 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of 120 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 6,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com.

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