Posted on: 04 August 2016 by Mark Howells
Norwegian has announced that it carried more than 2.9 million passengers in July, an increase of 9% compared with the same month in the previous year.The growth in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) was 15%, while the growth in available seat kilometres (ASKs) was 14%. The load factor was 94.6%, up by 0.8 percentage points.“We are very pleased that so many passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in July. [These] traffic figures show a solid load factor across all markets and prove that more and more people realise that it is possible to fly comfortably at a low fare,” remarked Norwegian CEO, Bjørn Kjos.Norwegian operated 99.5% of the scheduled flights in July, with 64.9% of them departed on time. The on-time performance was considerably affected by delays in European air traffic in general.