Norwegian Handled 2.1m Passengers in August 2023

Norwegian Handled 2.1m Passengers in August 2023
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Norwegian announced on Wednesday that they handled 2.1m passengers in August 2023, which are up from the same period last year.

2,141,613 passengers were handled last month, which is up seven per cent from August 2022, with load factors recorded at 85.2%.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Norwegian Continues To Handle Strong Numbers…

Norwegian Handled 2.1m Passengers in August 2023
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The carrier’s punctuality rating was 82.4% for the month, with 98% of all departing flights arriving on schedule or within one hour of scheduled arrival time, which is the highest level so far this year.

Norwegian was operating a fleet of 80 aircraft, and noted the impact to services that was caused by the NATS air traffic control failure last month.

Commenting on the overall results was Geir Karlsen, the airline’s CEO:

“Our August traffic figures were good.”

“As autumn approaches, we are happy to see customers continuing to book holidays to many of our popular destinations, and that business travellers have made a comeback after the summer.”


“Our autumn sales campaign has been well received and the booking momentum for the months ahead continues to look positive,”

“Unforeseen events, such as Storm Hansin Scandinavia and air traffic control issues in the UK affected our operations this month.”

“I am glad that we were able to set up additional flights between Oslo and Bergen as well as Trondheim.”

“We also managed to offer alternative flights to all our passengers to and from the UK on the day following the air traffic issues”.

Autumn Is Looking Strong for the Airline…

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Norwegian is feeling very confident for the Autumn, with the outlook looking positive, despite capacity being adjusted for what is typically a less busier period.

Karlsen went into a bit of detail on it, and calling out the higher airport fees in Norway:

“In addition to continued good sales to holiday destinations and domestic routes particularly, a lot of positive initiatives are currently coming to life at Norwegian.”

“Our partnership with Strawberry will contribute to adding value to our passengers’ travel experiences, while the exclusive contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces demonstrates our strong value offering.”

“We are however concerned about the potential increases in airport fees in Norway and how this may negatively impact our customers”.

The airline also mentioned that it’s Summer 2024 scheduling will be released next week, highlighting what is expected to be a busy period.

But for now, things are looking good for the airline, with all eyes on them for next week to see what their future Summer offerings will look like.

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