Posted on: 10 May 2016 by Mark Howells
Norwegian carried 2,302,041 passengers in April 2016, an increase of 8% – or 168,000 passengers – compared to April 2015.
Revenue passenger kilometres increased by 14% against an 11% growth in available seat miles across the same respective periods, resulting in a load factor of 84.5%, which is up 2.1 percentage points on April 2015.
Norwegian's CEO, Bjørn Kjos, stated, “We are very pleased that an increasing number of travellers are choosing Norwegian, not least business travellers. We see growth in the Nordics and in Europe in general, and the high demand for long-haul routes keeps growing.”
The airline took delivery of one Boeing 737-800 and one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner during April as part of its fleet renewal programme.
Norwegian operated 99.7% of its scheduled flights in April, of which 84.4% departed on time.