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Norwegian: Impressive August Amidst Challenges

In August 2023, Norwegian marked a significant achievement by welcoming 2.1 million passengers onboard its flights. Even during challenging situations, the airline maintained flight regularity and on-time performance.

Norwegian August Flights Performance Highlights

  • Steady Passenger Growth: The airline reported 2,141,613 passengers in August, witnessing a growth of 7% compared to August 2022.
  • High Load Factor: Passenger Load Factor of 85.2% in August.
  • High Regularity and Punctuality: The airline maintained a regularity rate of 99.6%. 82.4% of flights departed within 15 minutes of the scheduled time. Furthermore, 98% of the flights reached their destination per the scheduled time or within an hour.
  • Overcoming Challenges: Despite adversities like Storm Hans in Southern Norway and air traffic issues in the UK, Norwegian upheld its commitment to customers, ensuring hassle-free travel experiences.
  • Operations: were impacted by the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) outage in the UK on 28 August. It caused heavy delays and 40% of the airline’s monthly cancellations.
  • Capacity: Adjusted for Winter. Norwegian will release the Summer 2024 flights program next week.

Norwegian August Performance Infographic

Norwegian CEO: Business Travel Resumes

Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian, expressed satisfaction with the August traffic figures and shared the positive outlook of the airline for the upcoming months. He remarked, “Our August traffic figures were good. As autumn approaches, we are happy to see customers continuing to book holidays to many of our popular destinations. Business travelers have made a comeback after the summer. Our autumn sales campaign has been well received, and the booking momentum for the months ahead continues to look positive.

“Unforeseen events, such as Storm Hansin Scandinavia and air traffic control issues in the UK affected our operations this month. I am glad that we were able to set up additional flights between Oslo and Bergen as well as Trondheim. We also managed to offer alternative flights to all our passengers to and from the UK on the day following the air traffic issues.

“In addition to continued good sales to holiday destinations and domestic routes particularly, a lot of positive initiatives are currently coming to life at Norwegian. Our partnership with Strawberry will contribute to adding value to our passengers’ travel experiences, while the exclusive contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces demonstrates our strong value offering. We are however concerned about the potential increases in airport fees in Norway and how this may negatively impact our customers.”

About Norwegian

A leading name in European aviation, Norwegian stands out as the largest Norwegian airline and one of the premier low-cost carriers in Europe. Established in 2002, the airline has, to date, served more than 300 million passengers.

But what truly differentiates Norwegian is its commitment to sustainable aviation. The airline envisions reducing its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030. By introducing efficient aircraft and promoting sustainable aviation fuel, waste reduction, and innovative flight routes using wind and weather data, Norwegian aspires to be the top sustainable choice for air travelers.

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