The airline flew 1,134,142 passengers in January and reported a total unit revenue growth (RASK) of 6 percent. The load factor was 76 percent, up 3 percentage points from January 2011.
“We’re very pleased with the January traffic figures. For the first time more than one million passengers flew with us in the month of January. In addition, the low-season load factor has never been higher. It’s also nice to see that an increasing number of passengers appreciate our brand new aircraft and free in-flight WiFi,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos at Norwegian.
The company operated 99.8 percent of its scheduled flights this month, whereof 82.1 percent departed on time.
Norwegian will take delivery of 13 brand new aircraft in 2012. The first two aircraft were delivered in January. 34 of the airline’s 62 aircraft are now WiFi-enabled.
Compared to the same period last year:– Total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 17 % – Total capacity (ASK) increased by 13 %– The load factor was 76 %, up 3 p.p.