Press release -
Norwegian reports 14 percent passenger growth in June
Norwegian carried almost 3.5 million passengers in June, an increase of 14 percent compared to the same month previous year.
A total of 3,497,286 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in June, 437,883 more than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 44 percent, and the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 43 percent. The load factor was 90.5 percent, up 0.8 percentage points.
“Our capacity growth is still high, but it is not increasing as rapidly as previous months, which is in line with our strategy. We have been through a long period of strong growth and going forward we will reap what we have sown for the benefit of our customers, staff and shareholders,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian operated 99.4 percent of the scheduled flights in June, of which 70.9 percent departed on time. The on-time performance is heavily influenced by air traffic control strikes in Europe.
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2018. The company took delivery of one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and one Boeing 737 MAX 8 in June. In total, this year Norwegian will take delivery of 11 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and the two Boeing 737-800 aircraft that have already been delivered. With an average age of only 3.7 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.
Please find more information in the attached traffic report.
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried around 33 million passengers in 2017. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, North and South America. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 150 aircraft, with an average age of 3.7 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 has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for five consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2017, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Norwegian employs 9,500 people.