Norwegian reports passenger figures for July

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 6, 2018 15:40

Norwegian reports passenger figures for July

Norwegian carried almost 3.8 million passengers in July – an increase of 13% compared to the same month in the previous year. The load factor was 93%.

The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 33% this month, driven by a 35% capacity growth (ASK).

“We are very pleased that an increasing number of passengers in Europe, USA, South America, The Middle East and Asia choose Norwegian for their travels. It is also satisfactory that even with a strong capacity growth our load factor is high. Our capacity growth is still high, but it is not increasing as rapidly as in 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 Bjørn Kjos of Norwegian.

Norwegian operated 99.2% of the scheduled flights in July, whereof 67.9% departed on time. The on-time performance this month was heavily influenced by widespread air traffic control strikes in Europe, said the airline.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 6, 2018 15:40