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BBT March/April 2018
March/April 2018
For Business, Corporate Travel & Meeting Buyers & Arrangers

Norwegian: low-cost long-haul growth boosts passenger traffic

Norwegian Dreamliner 787

Norwegian has reported a sharp rise in passenger numbers for January.

The airline saw traffic jump 20 per cent last month to 2.1 million passengers, compared to the same period in 2016.

Norwegian credited the growth to expansion of its low-cost long-haul routes between the UK and US, as well as domestic routes in Spain.

The load factor was 83 percent, an increase of 1.3 percentage points.

“We are very pleased to see that the traffic growth continues in January, a month traditionally characterised by less travel. The global expansion continues with strong growth on domestic routes Spain as well as flights between the US and the UK,” said CEO of Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian operated 99.6 percent of the scheduled flights in January, whereof 73.6 percent departed on time.

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