August traffic data for Norwegian indicates strong passenger growth

Norwegian (NAS) has reported strong passenger growth in its August 2011 traffic figures, with more than 1.5 million passengers flying with the airline, an increase of 19% compared to the same month previous year.

The total number of passengers flown in August 2011 was 1,526,755 compared to 1,287,471 last year, an increase of 239,284 passengers, equating to a 19% rise. The growth in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) was 26%. Capacity, in available seat kilometres (ASKs) capacity (ASK) increased by 21%. Thus the load factor went up by 3 percentage points from August 2010’s figures to was 82% in August 2011.

“Our passengers appreciate our brand new aircraft and inflight WiFi combined with a record high regularity and high punctuality. It is inspiring to see that our high level of overall service is reflected in our traffic figures,” commented Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

The company’s overall on-time performance was 90% for the month. Norwegian operated nearly 100% of its scheduled flights in August. Just four out of 11,468 flights were cancelled, making the regularity 99.97%.

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