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Norwegian carried almost 3.5 million passengers in May 

Lehdistötiedote   •   Kesä 06, 2018 09:03 EEST

Norwegian carried almost 3.5 million passengers in May, an increase of 17 percent compared to the same month previous year. During May, the capacity growth was 51 percent. The growth will gradually decrease during the autumn and into 2019.

A total of 3,421,460 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in May, 497,863 more than the same period last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) and capacity growth (ASK) both increased by 51 percent. The load factor remained unchanged at 86.5 percent.

“We have increased the capacity considerably compared to the same month last year. On our long-haul routes, the growth has been strongest outside the Nordics. Even with strong capacity growth, the demand is high, demonstrating that our affordable fares, new and more comfortable aircraft and a wide selection of routes attract many new customers,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.

"We have been through a long period of strong growth and significant investments, including the establishment of new bases and the training of thousands of new colleagues. Our strategy has been to build a strong, competitive company, and going forward we will reap what we have sown for the benefit of our customers, dedicated staff and shareholders,” Kjos continues.

Norwegian operated 99.2 percent of the scheduled flights in May, of which 77.3 percent departed on time. The on-time performance is influenced by air traffic control strikes in France.

Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2018. The company took delivery of one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and one Boeing 737 MAX 8 in May. In total, Norwegian will take delivery of 11 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and two Boeing 737-800 aircraft during 2018. With an average age of only 3.7 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.

Please find more information in the attached traffic report.

Media Contacts:
Charlotte Holmbergh Jacobsson, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Sweden and Finland, tel. + 46 70 989 0518
Tarja Valde-Brown, Media contact in Finland, tel. +358 40 545 6163

Norwegian on maailman kuudenneksi suurin halpalentoyhtiö, joka kuljetti vuonna 2017 yli 33 miljoonaan matkustajaa. Yhtiö tarjoaa tällä hetkellä yli 500 reittiä yli 150 kohteeseen Euroopassa, Pohjois-Afrikassa, Lähi-idässä, Thaimaassa, Singaporessa, Argentiinassa, Karibialla ja Yhdysvalloissa. Norwegianin laivastossa on noin 150 lentokonetta, joiden keski-ikä on noin 3,6 vuotta. Yhtiön lentolaivasto on yksi maailman nuorimmista ja ”vihreimmistä”. The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) on nimennyt Norwegianin lentoyhtiöksi, joka lentää polttoainetehokkaimmin Atlantin. Norwegian on valittu kolmena viime vuonna peräkkäin maailman parhaaksi kaukolentoja lentäväksi halpalentoyhtiöksi arvostetussa SkyTrax World Airline Awards -äänestyksessä ja viitenä viime vuonna peräkkäin Euroopan parhaaksi halpalentoyhtiöksi. Yhtiön palveluksessa työskentelee noin 9 000 henkilöä.

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