Norwegian January traffic “strongest ever”

Norwegian has reported record January traffic results both in terms of total number of passengers flown and load factor.

A total of 1,134,142 passengers flew with the airline during January, up 17% from 965,785 in the same month last year. The airline reported a total unit revenue growth (RASK) of 6%. Meanwhile, the load factor was 76%, up 3 percentage points from January 2011.

“We’re very pleased with the January traffic figures. For the first time more than one million passengers flew with us in the month of January. In addition, the low-season load factor has never been higher. It’s also nice to see that an increasing number of passengers appreciate our brand new aircraft and free inflight WiFi,” commented CEO Bjørn Kjos at Norwegian. Of the airline’s 62 aircraft, 34 are now WiFi-enabled.

The company operated 99.8% of its scheduled flights this month, with 82.1% of those flights departing on time.

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