NOVEMBER 5TH, 2015
Norwegian reports international growth and stable Scandinavian traffic figures for October
Norwegian’s October traffic figures are characterised by international growth, particularly on the long-haul routes, a trend the company has reported over the past months. The solid load factor continued this month and was 88 percent, up 6.2 percentage points from the same month previous year. The company carried approximately 2.4 million passengers in October, an increase of six percent.
The October traffic figures show a stable and positive development for Norwegian. Future bookings are good and the growth on long-haul routes – particularly out of London Gatwick – continues.
Norwegian carried 2,385,906 passengers in October, an increase of six percent compared to the same month previous year. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by ten percent and the capacity increased by two percent. The load factor increased by 6.2 percentage points to 87.8 percent. The load factor on the long-haul routes was 96 percent.
“This month is characterized by stable growth in the Scandinavian market, not least in Norway, where many have predicted a decline in passenger demand. When corporations need to save cost on employee travel, they look for high quality flights at a lower fare,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian operated 99.7 percent of its scheduled flights in October, whereof 85.3 percent departed on time.