Increased demand from business and leisure passengers contributed to Norwegian’s growth in April. The company carried almost 2.3 million passengers this month, an increase of 168,000 passengers compared to April previous year. The load factor was 84.5 per cent, up 2.1 percentage points.
Norwegian carried 2,302,041 passengers in April, an increase of eight per cent compared to the same month previous year. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 14 per cent and the total capacity (ASK) increased by 11 per cent.
Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos said: “We are very pleased that an increasing number of travellers are choosing Norwegian, not least business travellers. We see growth in the Nordics and in Europe in general, and the high demand for long-haul routes keeps growing.”
Fleet age of 3.6 years
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2016 with 21 brand new aircraft entering the fleet. The company took delivery of one Boeing 737-800 and one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from the factory in Seattle in April. With an average age of 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of Europe’s newest and most environmentally friendly.
Norwegian operated 99.7 per cent of its scheduled flights in April, whereof 84.4 per cent departed on time.