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28 per cent passenger growth for Norwegian in January

Norwegian continues the strong passenger growth. In January, Norwegian transported 827 743 passengers which is a 28 percent increase from the same period last year.

- This month’s strong passenger growth and load factor is very satisfactory, particularly taking into consideration that January is seasonally the weakest month of the year. We are continuously renewing our fleet with more Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The brand new aircraft have more capacity which reduces our costs and thus the fares. Simultaneously the emissions per passenger is significantly lowered, so this is welcoming from an environmental point of view at the same time as it saves money for our customers, said Bjørn Kjos, Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian.

The yield is estimated at 0.48 NOK for January, down 21 per cent compared to the same month in 2009. The development partially reflects the removal of fuel surcharges that covered last year’s record high fuel price, a significantly adjusted route portfolio, and the introduction of new aircraft with higher capacity and lower unit cost.

The cabin factor for the Group was 72 percent in January, which is equivalent to last year. The company operated 99.0 percent of the planned flights in January, whereof 73.3 percent departed on schedule.

Please find more financial figures in the PDF attached.

Contacts:
SVP, Corporate Communications, Anne-Sissel Skånvik, phone +47 48 99 44 40
CFO, Frode Foss, phone +47 91 63 16 45

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Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.

Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.

We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.

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Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.

Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.

We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.

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