Norwegian reports passenger growth in November

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 5, 2018 15:44

Norwegian reports passenger growth in November

Norwegian carried 2,877,549 passengers in November, an increase of 357,329 passengers (14%) compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 26%, driven by a 34% capacity growth (ASK). The load factor was 78.8%.

The airline said that the November traffic figures were influenced by the transition from summer to winter operations, as well at the launch of several new routes and increased aircraft utilisation, compared to the same month previous year. Norwegian’s passengers continue to fly longer distances, which also effects this month’s figures.

“I am pleased that there has been a positive development in yield this month. At the same time, several of our summer routes have been extended into November, which has affected the load factor. A full transition into the winter program will take place early next year, once the busy holiday season is behind us,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos of Norwegian.

Norwegian operated 99.2% of the scheduled flights in November, whereof 82.5% departed on time, up 2.3 percentage points compared to the same month last year.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 5, 2018 15:44