Norwegian has published its figures for September, showing positive results despite air space challenges. In September, Norwegian Airlines recorded 2,030,052 passengers, marking an 8 percent increase compared to September 2022. The airline operated an average of 80 aircraft, with a regularity share of scheduled flights reaching 99.7 percent.
“September was yet another good month for Norwegian. We had more than two million passengers, and our operational performance is again among the top airlines in Europe. Our recorded regularity is now at the strongest level in over 18 months, while our on-time performance also improves further. Our solid and efficient operations provide predictability for all customers that choose to fly Norwegian, either for leisure or business purposes,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.
However, a few flights were affected by ATC problems at London Gatwick Airport and national strikes in Italy. Despite these challenges, Norwegian maintained a punctuality rate of 84.6 percent, with most flights departing within 15 minutes of their scheduled time. Throughout the month, Norwegian offered a capacity of 3,208 million seat kilometers, while the actual passenger traffic reached 2,696 million seat kilometers.
“As we approach the winter season, we have adjusted our operations to align with the travel patterns in the quieter winter trading period. A clear and continued trend is that our destinations in southern Europe experience continued robust demand among people from the Nordics. In addition, a new trend this autumn is the rise in popularity of city breaks to eastern Europe in particular,” said Karlsen.
Autumn is often regarded as the ideal time for travel by many. With fewer tourists compared to the summer months, travelers enjoy more peaceful escapes with shorter waiting times at popular sites. Moreover, opting for warmer locations grants travelers the perfect blend of relaxing on picturesque beaches during the day and indulging in vibrant nightlife after the sun sets.
Norwegian’s top 10 destinations from Norway in autumn 2023 are:
- Las Palmas
In autumn and winter, Norwegian flies 135 direct routes to 93 destinations from Norway. They include classic getaways to London, Copenhagen, Paris, and Barcelona and exciting new destinations such as Edinburgh, Lisbon, and Budapest available on Norwegian flights this winter.
New Routes and Tickets Launched for Next Summer
Earlier this month, Norwegian released the tickets for the summer 2024 program. The summer schedule starts at the end of April, runs to the end of October, and offers more routes and frequencies.
Norwegian aims to bridge the Nordic countries with attractive city escapes and beach destinations throughout Europe. Their 2024 summer schedule will introduce more routes and frequent flights.
In the upcoming summer season, Norwegian Airlines plans to expand its fleet by introducing additional aircraft. This strategic move will enable the airline to introduce new routes and enhance the frequency of existing ones. As a result, travelers will have access to a wider selection of alluring destinations suitable for business and leisure purposes. The airline will announce additional routes to new destinations in November.