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Norwegian carries two million passengers in August

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Norwegian carries two million passengers in August

In the final weeks of the summer holidays Norwegian flew two million passengers to their destinations. Regularity was almost 100 percent, and the load factor was close to 86 percent.

“August marks the end of summer and the month marked another strong performance for Norwegian. We operated our planned programme and flew close to all scheduled flights. We are particularly happy that bookings into autumn are encouraging and that business travellers are returning”, said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

Norwegian flew 1,996,211 passengers in August, compared to 790,220 in August 2021. The load factor in August was 85.5 percent. The capacity (ASK) was 2,998 million seat kilometres, while actual passenger traffic (RPK) was 2,563 million seat kilometres. In August, Norwegian operated an average of 69 aircraft and 99.7 percent of scheduled flights were completed. Punctuality, as measured by the number of flights departing within 15 minutes of scheduled time, was at 79 percent in August. However, as many as 96,5 percent of all flights arrived on schedule or no more than an hour late.

“The congestion at European airports has begun to improve, which is positive for our operations but also, importantly, to the travel experience of our customers. It is uplifting for the industry in general that we are continuing to return to normal operations after these extraordinary years for aviation,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

In August, Norwegian opened a new direct route between Trondheim and Manchester. Towards the end of August and into September, the company celebrated its 20th anniversary and launched a sale for flights this coming autumn and winter season.

See detailed traffic figures in the attached PDF

(Updated at 4.40PM: Punctuality figure corrected)



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Norwegian is the largest Norwegian airline and one of Europe’s leading low-cost carriers. The company has around 4,500 employees and offers a comprehensive route network between Nordic countries and destinations in Europe. Since 2002, more than 300 million passengers have flown with Norwegian. The most important task has been to offer affordable plane tickets to all and to offer more freedom of choice along the journey.

Norwegian is a driving force for sustainable solutions and the transformation of the aviation industry. The company’s goal is to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45 percent within 2030. To this means, the company is renewing its fleet, promoting sustainable aviation fuel, reducing its waste, and using wind and weather data to calculate the most efficient fuel-saving flights routes. Norwegian wants to become the sustainable choice for its passengers.