Norwegian Handles 1.2m Passengers in February 2023

Norwegian Handles 1.2m Passengers in February 2023
Photo Credit: Arash Abed/AviationSource

This week saw Norwegian announce the handling of 1.2 million passengers in February 2023 as the airline’s rekindled growth continues.

The Scandinavian carrier has been experiencing substantial growth compared to last year, which comes off the back of its restructuring efforts.

Without further ado, let’s get into Norwegian’s statistics for February 2023…

The Numbers…


Norwegian Handles 1.2m Passengers in February 2023
Photo Credit: Adrian Olstad/AviationSource

1.2 million passengers were handled 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%.

Norwegian CEO Happy With The Numbers…


Norwegian Handles 1.2m Passengers in February 2023
Photo Credit: Adrian Olstad/AviationSource

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”.

Norwegian’s Movement Statistics on the Rise…


Norwegian Handles 1.2m Passengers in February 2023
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

Data from RadarBox.com shows that Norwegian’s movement statistics are on the rise, especially with the seven-day rolling averages.

For March 5-12, the carrier operated 236 flights, which represents an increase of 28.26% compared to the same period last year.

Things have remained consistent for the airline, with 232 flights operated on February 26-March 5 and 213 flights operated on February 19-26.

Either way, there is double-digit growth in terms of flights operated by the carrier compared to last year.

Oslo Has Remained The Focus Under the New Carrier…


Norwegian Handles 1.2m Passengers in February 2023
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

From the data above, it remains clear that Oslo Gardermoen International Airport has remained the focus for operations with Norwegian.

Around 167 daily movements occur from the Norwegian hub, with the airline also placing focus on other airports in Norway:

  • Bergen – 36 average daily movements.
  • Trondheim – 28 average daily movements.
  • Stavanger – 27 average daily movements.
  • Tromso – 15 average daily movements.

Put together, this means that the airline provides around 273 average daily movements from Norway.

As the Summer season ramps up, it can be expected that the average daily movements will increase in due time.

Overall…


Photo Credit: Arash Abed/AviationSource

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 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?

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