Norwegian has this week announced its schedule for Winter 2023/24, as the carrier aims to look beyond the Summer season.
The carrier will be operating 144 routes to 65 destinations across Europe from the following airports:
Norwegian: Continuing Most Popular Routes…
Commenting on this expansion was Magnus Thome Maursund, the Commercial Director of Norwegian:
“Next winter, we have 144 routes within and between the Nordic countries and to destinations in Europe.”
“We continue our most popular routes, and the mix of destinations gives customers the opportunity to fly with us to dream vacations with sun and beach, art and culture, or activity holidays”.
The airline said the following in a statement about some of the new routes on offer:
“Some routes to the most popular ski destinations in the Alps will be announced later. Norwegian operates a summer and winter program that changes twice a year, respectively at the end of October and the end of March.”
“In a few weeks, the summer program will start with 300 routes to 114 destinations. Among many popular and familiar destinations, the summer program also contains some new destinations, including Bari, Skopje, Porto, Bologna, Bucuresti, Sofia, Milano/Bergamo, Alanya/Gazipasa, and Thessaloniki.”
Handling 1.2m Passengers in February…
1.2 million passengers were handled by the airline in February 2023, which was an increase of 83% compared to the same period last year.
The load factor was recorded at 84%, which represents strong demand for flights within the Norwegian network.
Capacity on the network was 1,826 million seat kilometers, while actual passenger traffic was 1,530 million seat kilometers.
99.4% of its scheduled flights were completed, with punctuality at 85.4%.
Geir Karlsen, the CEO of Norwegian, was very enthusiastic about February’s numbers:
“We are satisfied with the traffic figures this past month, and we are particularly pleased with a load factor of 84 percent.”
“This demonstrates Norwegian’s ability to offer an attractive product to passengers throughout the year, even during the seasonally slower winter months.”
“High load factors also increase our fuel efficiency, an important parameter from a sustainability perspective”.
It remains clear that Norwegian is on the up once again and can definitely put its restructuring days behind them.
Ahead of the Summer 2023 season, the airline will want to capitalize on as much revenue growth as possible, so then further investment in expansion can be placed going into the future.
For now, all eyes are on Norwegian to see whether any more Summer and Winter season expansion will be made in order to increase its passenger numbers further.
But with load factors looking strong at the moment, the question is, of course: Where will Norwegian be going into the future?