Norwegian maintains 90% August load factor

tDuring August 2016, Norwegian carried 2,871,922 passengers, a 12% increase in comparison to the 2,566,179 carried during the same month the previous year.ttRevenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) and available seat kilometres (ASKs) both grew by 17% year-over-year, the former rising to 5,007,000 from 4,275,000 while the latter increased to 5,582,000 from 4,768,000. This resulted in a load factor of 90% for August 2016, which matches the figure for August 2015.ttNorwegian’s CEO, Bjørn Kjos, noted, “The August traffic figures show that our positive development continues with more passengers and high load factor in all markets. We’re particularly satisfied with the development of our intercontinental operation, appealing to an increasing number of passengers on both sides of the Atlantic.”ttThe carrier operated 99.6% of its scheduled flights for the month, 77.6% of which departed on time.tFor the rolling 12 months to August 2016, Norwegian’s load factor has increased by 2.8 percentage points to 87.5% year-over-year. The carrier’s RPKs grew by 16% from 40,773,000 to 47,140,000, while ASKS only grew by 12% from 48,142,000 to 53,862,000 by comparison.ttThe passengers carried by Norwegian for the rolling 12 months to August 2016 reached 27,906,496, an increase of 11% in comparison to the 25,067,297 recorded for the same period the previous year.ttContinuing its fleet renewal programme, Norwegian took delivery of two Boeing 737-800 during August 2016.

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