Norwegian carried almost 3.5 million passengers in May

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 6, 2018 16:57

Norwegian carried almost 3.5 million passengers in May

Norwegian carried almost 3.5 million passengers in May, an increase of 17% compared to the same month previous year. During May, the capacity growth was 51%. The growth will gradually decrease during the autumn and into 2019.

A total of 3,421,460 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in May, 497,863 more than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) and capacity growth (ASK) both increased by 51%. The load factor remained unchanged at 86.5%.

“We have increased the capacity considerably compared to the same month last year. On our long-haul routes, the growth has been strongest outside the Nordics. Even with strong capacity growth, the demand is high, demonstrating that our affordable fares, new and more comfortable aircraft and a wide selection of routes attract many new customers,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.2% of the scheduled flights in May, of which 77.3% departed on time. The on-time performance is influenced by air traffic control strikes in France.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 6, 2018 16:57