Norwegian carried 1,996,311 passengers in April, an increase of 17 percent compared to the same month last year. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 49 percent, while the capacity (ASK) increased by 37 percent this month. The load factor was 79.8 percent in April, up 6.2 percentage points.
“I’m very pleased that we despite the strong capacity growth this month keep attracting customers and continue to fill our aircraft even better than we did the same period last year. Norwegian’s on-time performance is almost 90 percent, once again making us one of most punctual airlines in Europe in terms of on-time performance,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
In April, Norwegian took delivery of a brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, as well as a new 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Norwegian will take delivery of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and four 787 Dreamliners during 2014. Norwegian boasts one of the most modern and environmentally friendly fleets in Europe.
Norwegian operated 99.7 percent of its scheduled flights in April, whereof 89.9 percent departed on time.