|Aviation: Norwegian reports strong passenger figures|
| [14.03.2012, 08:59pm, Wed. GMT]|
|Low fare airline Norwegian reports that more than 1.1 million passengers flew with the airline in February, up 23 per cent from the same month last year. The load factor was 78 percent, up 2 percentage points from February 2011. The company reported a total growth in unit revenue (RASK) of 6 percent. “We’re very pleased with this month’s strong traffic figures and the unit revenue growth. We continue to report a high load factor, despite the seasonally lower demand.It’s also nice to see that more and more passengers appreciate our brand new aircraft and free in-flight WiFi,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos.|
The company operated 99.5 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 three aircraft have been delivered. 40 of the airline’s 62 aircraft are now WiFi-enabled.