Norwegian posted record passenger numbers in June—over 3 million—and marked a new milestone of more than 200 million passengers flown since its first flights in 2002.
Norwegian carried 3,059,402 passengers in June, a 10 percent increase compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 19 percent this month, driven by 20 percent capacity growth (ASK). The load factor for June was 90 percent; Norwegian’s long-haul aircraft were even fuller with a load factor of 95 percent, which is higher than June last year. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a passenger growth of 38 percent.
“We reached several milestones this month, both in terms of passenger numbers and fleet renewal. We were also named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the third consecutive year and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the fifth year in a row at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. I’m very grateful that more than 200 million passengers have shown confidence in us and chosen to fly with Norwegian since we began in 2002. Over the past few years, our growth has been driven by our long-haul routes, and this will continue,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian operated 99.2 percent of the scheduled flights in June, whereof 73.8 percent departed on time. Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in with the delivery of the company’s two first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in June. In addition, Norwegian took delivery of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft this month. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.