Press release -
COVID-19 continues to heavily impact Norwegian’s traffic figures
OSLO (NOVEMBER 5, 2020) – Norwegian Air’s traffic figures for October are heavily influenced by lower demand caused by continued travel restrictions across Europe, with several new red zones.
In October, 319,477 customers flew with Norwegian, a decrease of 90 percent compared to the same period last year. The capacity (ASK) this month was down 93 percent, while the total passenger traffic (RPK) decreased by 96 percent. The load factor was 55.3 percent, down 32 percentage points.
“The pandemic continues to have a negative impact on our business throughout the fall as travel restrictions remain and new ones are imposed across large parts of Europe. As this pandemic will affect travel possibilities for several more months, we continue to adapt our route network in line with changing demand,” said Jacob Schram, CEO of Norwegian.
The company operated 99.3 percent of its scheduled flights in October, whereof 95.6 percent departed on time.
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About Norwegian Air
Norwegian Air is the world’s fifth largest low-cost airline and carried over 36 million passengers in 2019.
Norwegian has been named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) twice. In 2019, the airline saved 1.7 million metric tons of CO2 emissions compared to the industry average. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ by passengers for six consecutive years at the SkyTrax World Airline Awards 2013-2019, along with being named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the past five consecutive years. Norwegian employs more than 11,000 people worldwide.