Norwegian’s July traffic features record passenger figure

Norwegian (NAS) has announced its traffic figures for July 2011, with 1,596,298 passengers travelling with the airline during the month, the highest number the company has ever recorded during a single month.

Norwegian had a 30% increase in revenue passeneger kilometres (RPKs) compared to the same month last year, while capacity, in available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 23%. The load factor was 89.2%, up 4 percentage points.

”We are very satisfied with the continued passenger growth and the record high figures in July,” commented Bjørn Kjos, chief executive officer of Norwegian. “Even with a capacity increase of 23%, we manage to report a load factor of [around] 90%. This proves that the 18 brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft with higher capacity delivered over the past year are paying off,”

The airline operated 99.9% of its scheduled flights, of which 82.6% departed on time.

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