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Norwegian reports increased unit revenue and higher load factor in August

Press release   •   Sep 05, 2019 07:00 BST

Norwegian carried more than 3.5 million passengers in August. The unit revenue increased by three percent and the load factor was 90 percent, up 0.4 percentage points.

A total of 3,503,913 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in August. The total traffic (RPK) increased by five percent and the capacity growth (ASK) was four percent.

“Our growth is slowing down, in line with our strategy, and we are glad to see an increased unit revenue this month compared to the same month last year. We are also pleased that bookings are looking solid going forward, especially on intercontinental routes and in the Nordics,” said Acting CEO and CFO of Norwegian, Geir Karlsen.

The continued fleet renewal contributed to a further reduction of CO2 emissions in august from 70 to 69 grams per passenger kilometre compared to the same period last year. With an average age of 3.8 years, Norwegian has one of the world’s most environmentally friendly fleets. Thanks to its new fleet, the company has reduced its per passenger emissions by 30 percent since 2008.

Norwegian operated 99.4 percent of the scheduled flights in August, whereof 76,2 percent departed on time. The company’s on-time performance was impacted negatively due to general summer delays in European airspace, which was outside of Norwegian’s control. The use of wetlease aircraft in August also affected the on-time performance negatively.

Please find more information in the attached traffic report. 

Norwegian in the UK and Ireland:

  • Norwegian carries almost 6 million UK passengers each year from London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester Airports to 30 destinations worldwide
  • Norwegian is the third largest airline at London Gatwick, with 4.6 million yearly passengers, and with more than 1,500 UK-based pilots and cabin crew
  • In 2014, Norwegian introduced the UK’s first low-cost, long haul flights to the U.S. - the airline now flies to 12 U.S destinations, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro from London Gatwick
  • Norwegian is the only airline to offer free inflight WiFi on UK flights to more than 30 European destinations and 14 long-haul destinations.
  • The airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 3.8 years, including next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 737-800s
  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for six consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2018, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Norwegian Reward is the airline's free to join award-winning loyalty programme offering members CashPoints and Rewards that reduce the cost of Norwegian flights