Strong demand among business and leisure passengers influence Norwegian’s May traffic figures. The company carried more than 2.6 million passengers this month, an increase of 265,515 from the same month last year. The load factor was 88.3 per cent, up 3.4 percentage points.
In May, Norwegian carried 2,641,666 passengers, an increase of 11 per cent compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 15 per cent and the capacity (ASK) increased by 11 per cent.
Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos said: “We are very satisfied that an increasing number of business and leisure passengers are choosing Norwegian. On intercontinental routes in particular, we are experiencing increasingly strong demand as we continue to launch new routes and destinations, not least between London Gatwick and the US.”
A modern fleet of only 3.6 years
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2016 with the delivery of 21 brand new aircraft. The company took delivery of one brand new Boeing 737-800 in May. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.
Norwegian operated 99.8 percent of the scheduled flights in May, whereof 81.3 percent departed on time.