In November, Norwegian increased both its load factor and regularity. Norwegian served 1.3 million passengers and maintained a load factor of 82.3 percent. Furthermore, the airline’s regularity was record-high, with 99.9 percent of all scheduled flights taking place.
“Norwegian has delivered very solid traffic numbers in a month where seasonal demand is normally at a low point. We have adjusted our capacity considerably to meet the fluctuating demand in the winter, and we are particularly satisfied with our strong load factor of 82.3 percent, up three percentage points from November last year. Additionally, we have delivered an outstanding performance when it comes to regularity with close to all of our almost 10,000 flights taking place in November,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.
Capacity Adjustment For Slower Winter Months
Norwegian had 1,348,111 passengers in November, down two percent from November 2022 and in line with the significantly reduced capacity to match the low season. The capacity (ASK) was 2,004 million seat kilometers, down six percent from last year. Actual passenger traffic (RPK) was 1,650 million seat kilometers. In November, Norwegian operated an average of 66 aircraft with a regularity share of scheduled flights of 99.9 percent. Punctuality remained high, and the share of flights departing within 15 minutes of the scheduled time was 86.8 percent.
Continued Strong Demand and Well-Received Summer Program
Norwegian reports continued robust demand for air travel. The airline recently released new routes for the summer season 2024, including forty routes to new destinations. Nordic travelers have responded well to the summer program and a recent sales campaign.
“At Norwegian, we continue to see strong demand for air travel. Many of our customers took advantage of our latest sales campaign to book their next journeys. Our newly launched summer program has been well received, and we notice that travelers have already started to plan their flights for 2024, earlier than last year,” said Karlsen.
Norwegian expects the Christmas and New Year period to be busy, and is prepared to manage the quieter winter. In addition to adjusting its capacity, the airline has secured favorable prices for jet fuel, ensuring its financial stability for the upcoming year.
November: Norwegian Passengers Traffic Figures
Norwegian is the largest Norwegian airline and one of Europe’s leading low-cost carriers. The company has around 4,500 employees and offers a comprehensive route network between Nordic countries and European destinations. Since 2002, more than 300 million passengers have flown with Norwegian. The most important task has been offering affordable plane tickets to all and more freedom of choice along the journey.
Norwegian is a driving force for sustainable solutions and the transformation of the aviation industry. The company aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030. To this end, the company is renewing its fleet, promoting sustainable aviation fuel, reducing its waste, and using wind and weather data to calculate the most efficient fuel-saving flight routes. Norwegian wants to become a sustainable choice for its passengers.