Press release -
Strong Passenger Growth for Norwegian in May
Norwegian's passenger growth continues in May as close to 1.4 million passengers flew with the airline. This is an increase of 16 percent compared to the same period previous year. During the past year, more than 14 million passengers have flown with Norwegian.
1,374,474 passengers flew with Norwegian in May, an increase of 16 percent. During the past year, from May 2010 to May 2011, over 14 million passengers have flown with the airline. The load factor for May 2011 was 76 percent, one percentage point down from same period previous year. The yield was improved by 4 percent compared to May 2010.
Norwegian continues its fleet renewal program in May by taking delivery of more brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. At the same time, older Boeing 737-300 aircraft have been phased out. The past week, the company has taken delivery of two brand new aircraft; number 10 and 11 of a total of 15 to be delivered this year.
Please find more financial figures in the pdf attached.
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 57 aircraft on 238 routes to about 100 destinations and employs approximately 2 500 people.