Norwegian reports August performance

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 7, 2018 16:58

Norwegian reports August performance

Norwegian carried 3,615,319 passengers in August, an increase of 10% compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 31% this month, driven by a 33% capacity growth (ASK). The load factor was 89.6% on the entire route network and 94% on Norwegian’s long-haul routes.

“We are very pleased that an increasing number of passengers choose Norwegian for their travels. I’d particularly like to point out our long-haul routes where the demand is high and continues to increase, not least between London and the US and Paris and the US. We also see that more passengers from other continents connect to other destinations in Norwegian’s route network, which underlines the importance of a strong and seamless operation across the airline,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos of Norwegian.

“I am also pleased to see that despite a high increase in available seats, we are filling the planes. Our capacity growth is still high, but in line with our strategy, the growth will slow down compared to previous months. 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,” Kjos continued.

Norwegian operated 99.4% of the scheduled flights in August, and 75.6% of flights departed on time.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues in 2018, with the airline taking delivery of one 737MAX 8 in August. In total, Norwegian will take delivery of 11 787-9s,12 737 MAX 8s and two 737-800s in 2018.

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Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 7, 2018 16:58