The load factor was also high, while Norwegian’s on-time performance was significantly affected by the lack of air traffic controllers at Avinor (Norway’s civil aviation authority).
During August this year, Norwegian flew 1,724,046 passengers. The total passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 18 percent. The load factor was 80 percent, down 2 percentage points from the record-high figures from August 2011.
“During the last year, more than 17 million passengers have chosen to fly with us. It is inspiring to see that an increasingly better offer has resulted in such good passenger figures,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
So far this year, Norwegian has phased in 9 of a total of 13 brand new aircraft due to be delivered during 2012.
Norwegian operated 99.8 of its scheduled flights in August, whereof 87.8 percent departed on time. Had it not been for the lack of air traffic controllers, the Group’s total on-time performance would have been 91 percent and 93 percent at Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) alone.