Norwegian announces February traffic figures

Norwegian (NAS) has reported its February traffic results featuring a high load factor and RASK growth.

The airline flew 1,151,829 passengers in February, an increase of 216,341 passengers (23%) compared with the same month previous year. The load factor was 78%, up 2 percentage points from February 2011. The company reported a total growth in unit revenue (RASK) of 6%.

“We’re very pleased with this month’s strong traffic figures and the unit revenue growth,” commented CEO Bjørn Kjos. “We continue to report a high load factor, despite the seasonally lower demand. It’s also nice to see that more and more passengers appreciate our brand new aircraft and free in-flight WiFi.”

The company operated 99.5% of its scheduled flights this month, with 82.1% of those departing on time.

Norwegian has taken delivery of 3 brand new aircraft so far this year and will add a further 10 by the year end. Of the airline’s 62 aircraft, 40 are now WiFi-enabled.

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