Wideroe Handles 3.3m Passengers in 2023

Wideroe Handles 3.3m Passengers in 2023
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Norwegian carrier Wideroe has announced the handling of 3.3m passengers in 2023, and has reflected on a strong year for the airline.

Whilst the start of last year was “weak” in their own words, things got better towards the Summer as well as the latter half of that period.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Wideroe Handles 3.3m Passengers in 2023…

Wideroe Handles 3.3m Passengers in 2023
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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The 3.3m passenger figure represents a 2.9% compared to 2022. Due to reduced capacity in the market, load factors increased by 4.1% in December 2023.

Like with the December load factor, Wideroe didn’t give the overall figure for 2023 load factors too.

Commenting on the results was Stein Nilsen, the CEO of Wideroe:

“We are satisfied with the marching speed we have going into 2024”.

“Although the total market is still smaller than it was before the pandemic, we are better able to adapt the capacity in a very good way so that both the cabin factor and unit income increase. We are satisfied with that”.

Going into 2024, the carrier will become part of Norwegian, following the Competition Authority’s approval for acquisition.

In their overall statement, the airline said the following on this:

“It means the establishment of a new, strong Norwegian aviation group and that Widerøe will have new owners during January.”

“We look forward to starting work together with Norwegian to tailor the route offer in our two networks, so that our passengers get a better and more competitive offer going forward.”

All eyes will be on how the airline’s 2024 will go.

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