Posted on: 05 November 2015 by Mark Howells
Norwegian’s October traffic figures showed that the load factor growth continued and was 87.8%, up 6.2 percentage points from 81.6% in the same month last year.
Norwegian carried 2,385,906 passengers in October, an increase of 6% over the 2,243,560 carried in October 2014. Revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) increased by 10% to 3,808 million from 3,469 million. Available seat kilometres (ASKs) rose by 2% to 4,338 million from 4,253 million.
While the overall load factor increased as noted above, the load factor on the long-haul routes was 96%.
“This month is characterised by stable growth in the Scandinavian market, not least in Norway, where many have predicted a decline in passenger demand. When corporations need to save cost on employee travel, they look for high quality flights at a lower fare,” remarked Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos.