Posted on: 08 January 2014 by Mark Howells
Norwegian has announced that it carried more than 1.6 million passengers in December, its traffic figures showing solid passenger- and capacity growth plus a higher load factor.
In December, the airline carried 1,604,937 passengers, an increase of 338,131 passengers (27%) compared with the same month in 2012. The number of available seat kilometres (ASKs) increased by 48% while revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) increased by 52%. These figures created a load factor of 78%, up 1.9 percentage points from December 2012.
“I am pleased that despite our strong capacity growth in December, we are capable of filling the aircraft even more than the same month previous year. This proves that Norwegian offers a competitive product both in terms of price and quality,” declared Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
The company operated 98.2% of its scheduled flights in December, with 73.3% departing on time. The on-time performance has been strongly affected by bad weather in Northern Europe in the beginning of the month.