Posted on: 06 November 2013 by Mark Howells
Norwegian (NAS) has announced that it carried carried 1,955,463 passengers in October, an increase of 308,525 passengers (19%) compared with October last year.
During October, the total capacity (ASKs) increased by 36% and the passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 38%. The load factor was 79.3%, up one percentage point from the same month last year.
According to the company, the traffic figures for October were influenced by new aircraft entering the fleet, the increase of seat capacity, the establishing of operational bases across Europe and the launch of several new routes. In addition, the flying distance is longer than before.
“I am pleased that more and more passengers choose to fly Norwegian and that the load factor continues to increase, even when increasing the seat capacity considerably. This proves that good quality at a low fare is important for passengers,” declared Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
The company operated 99.7% of its scheduled flights during the month, with 89.4% of them departing on time.