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Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2013
The airline carried 1,689,049 passengers in November, an increase of 230,177 passengers (16 percent) compared to November 2012. The total capacity (ASK) increased by 39 percent and the passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 40 percent. The load factor was 76.2 percent, up half a percentage point from the same month last year.
November’s traffic figures are influenced by expansion and growth in new markets with the establishing of new operational bases, the launch of several new routes, new aircraft entering the fleet and a strong capacity growth. In addition, the flying distance is longer than before.
“I am pleased that more passengers, particularly those outside Scandinavia, choose to fly Norwegian and that we are filling our aircraft despite our strong increase in capacity. It proves that good quality at low fares is appreciated,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
The company operated 99.7 percent of its scheduled flights in November, whereof 86.4 percent departed on time.