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Passenger record for Norwegian in June

Norwegian reports its best passenger figures ever in June. Close to 1.5 million passengers flew with the airline last month, a passenger growth of 19 percent compared to June 2010. The load factor was record high, at 81 percent.

As many as 1,459,337 passengers travelled with Norwegian in June, the highest number of passengers the company has ever reported during a single month. Norwegian also experienced a significant increase in passenger figures in June 2009 and 2010. The company had a 25 percent total traffic growth (RPK) compared to the same month previous year. The yield was improved by 6 percent compared to June 2010.

”We are very satisfied with the passenger figures and that an increasing number of passengers are choosing to fly with Norwegian. We are also pleased with our record high load factor this month, said Bjørn Kjos, Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian.

The load factor was 81 percent in June, up 4 percentage points from June 2010.  The company operated 99.7 percent of its scheduled flights, of which 83.2 per cent departed on time.

Please find more financial figures in the attached PDF.

SVP, Corporate Communications, Anne-Sissel Skånvik, phone +47 97 55 43 44
CFO, Frode Foss, phone +47 91 63 16 45.



Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With more than 13 million passengers in 2010, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 58 aircraft on 244 routes to about 100 destinations and employs approximately 2 500 people.

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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.