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Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factor in April

Press Release   •   May 09, 2014 07:02 BST

Norwegian carried almost two million passengers in April 2014, an increase of 17 percent compared to the same month last year. The load factor was 79.8 percent.

Norwegian carried 1,996,311 passengers in April, an increase of 17 percent compared to the same month last year. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 49 percent, while the capacity (ASK) increased by 37 percent this month. The load factor was 79.8 percent in April, up 6.2 percentage points.

“I’m very pleased that we despite the strong capacity growth this month keep attracting customers and continue to fill our aircraft even better than we did the same period last year. Norwegian’s on-time performance is almost 90 percent, once again making us one of most punctual airlines in Europe in terms of on-time performance,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

In April, Norwegian took delivery of a brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, as well as a new 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Norwegian will take delivery of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and four 787 Dreamliners during 2014. Norwegian boasts one of the most modern and environmentally friendly fleets in Europe.

Norwegian operated 99.7 percent of its scheduled flights in April, whereof 89.9 percent departed on time.

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Media Contacts:
Chief Communications Officer Anne-Sissel Skånvik, + 47 97 55 43 44
CFO Frode Foss, + 47 91 63 16 45


Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 416 routes to 126 destinations and employs approximately 3,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 93 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years.