Norwegian (NAS) carried more than 1.6 million passengers in December. The last month of the year was characterised by solid passenger- and capacity growth and a higher load factor.
In December, the airline carried 1,604,937 passengers, an increase of 338,131 passengers (27 percent) compared to the same month in 2012. The traffic growth this month by far surpasses the capacity growth. The total capacity (ASK) increased by 48 percent and the passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 52 percent. The load factor was 78 percent, up 1.9 percentage points from December 2012. The increased traffic growth this month is equivalent to the company’s size in the same month just four years ago.
“I am pleased that despite our strong capacity growth in December, we are capable of filling the aircraft even more than the same month previous year. This proves that Norwegian offers a competitive product both in terms of price and quality,” says Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
The company operated 98.2 percent of its scheduled flights in December, whereof 73.3 percent departed on time. The on-time performance has been strongly affected by bad weather in Northern Europe in the beginning of the month.