50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Norwegian reports strong passenger growth in November

Download: Printable PDF Date: 09 Dec 2018 00:06 category:
Publisher:
Norwegian reports strong passenger growth in November - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Aircraft: Airplanes

Norwegian reported strong passenger growth as it carried almost 2.9 million passengers in November, an increase of 14 percent compared to the same month previous year. 

Norwegian carried2,877,549 passengers in November, an increase of 357,329 passengers (14 percent) compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 26 percent this month, driven by a 34 percent capacity growth (ASK). The load factor was 78.8 percent. 

The traffic figures this month are influenced by the transition from summer to winter operations, as well at the launch of several new routes and increased aircraft utilization, compared to the same month previous year. Norwegian’s passengers continue to fly longer distances, which also effects this month’s figures. 


“I am pleased that there has been a positive development in yield this month. At the same time, several of our summer routes have been extended into November, which has affected the load factor. A full transition into the winter program will take place early next year, once the busy holiday season is behind us,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos of Norwegian.

Norwegian operated 99.2 percent of the scheduled flights in November, whereof 82.5 percent departed on time, up 2.3 percentage points compared to the same month last year. 
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues in 2018. The company took delivery of one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and one Boeing 737 MAX 8 this month. In total, Norwegian will take delivery of 11 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners,12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and two Boeing 737-800 aircraft this year. 
With an average age of only 3.7 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern. The single most important action an airline can take to reduce its environmental footprint, is to invest in new aircraft and new technology.



Loading comments for Norwegian reports strong passenger growth in November...


Recommended

Leading the recovery in air travel in South Korea - Korean Air A220 fleet and Pratt & Whitney GTF engine

At Korean Air, the Airbus A220 aircraft and its Pratt & Whitney GTF engines are leading the recovery in air travel in South Korea, thanks to greater capacity and lower operatin...

Meet Plane Of The Year by Plane and Pilot - Pipistrel Velis Electro

Plane & Pilot argued the 2020 Plane of the Year Award to Pipistrel with the achievements of development, certification and production of Velis Electro, the world’s first certificated electri...

FACC receives Gold Innovation Award of the State of Upper Austria

FACC not only ranks among the international technology leaders in the aerospace industry, but also belongs to the pioneers in the field of Urban Air Mobility. Together with the Chinese start-up EHang,...

Joint efforts in electric aircraft research - Embraer and EDP

Embraer and EDP have signed a partnership for electric aircraft research. Through its EDP Smart division, the Portuguese-based multinational announced a financial contribution for the acquis...