Norwegian continues long-haul growth

Norwegian’s September 2015 traffic figures show a load factor of 88.2%, with the airline stating that long-haul operations contributed considerably to the positive traffic figures.The airline carried 2,435,240 passengers in September 2015, an increase of 9% year-over-year. The revenue passenger kilometres increased by 11% while available seat kilometres only rose by 3%, resulting in a 6.8 percentage point growth in load factor to 88.2% in comparison to 81.4% for the same period the previous year.“Norwegian´s long-haul operation continues to make a positive contribution to our growth, with 96% of the seats filled in September. We also see that an increasing number of passengers are taking advantage of our extensive European network to connect onwards to the US or Thailand. This shows the excellent links and travel opportunities that a seamless long- and short-haul operation can create,” declared Norwegian’s CEO, Bjørn Kjos.September 2015 also saw Norwegian take delivery of three new Boeing 737-800 aircraft and operate 99.8% of its scheduled flights, with 84.3% departing on time.

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