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1.8 million passengers were carried by the Norwegian Group in March

In March, Norwegian Airlines reported a total of 1,544,289 passengers, with Widerøe carrying 276,413 passengers, bringing the group total to 1,820,702. Norwegian’s load factor rose to 85 percent, a 4 percentage point increase from the previous year. The airline also achieved a robust regularity rate of 99.6 percent, with improved on-time performance compared to previous months.

Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian, expressed his satisfaction with the strong traffic figures, attributing the boost in numbers to the early Easter holiday. The airline’s high regularity in March showcased the dedication of its staff in ensuring reliable service for all customers, especially during the busy vacation season. Karlsen highlighted that Norwegian had zero cancellations for all international flights, boosting customer confidence in the airline. Looking ahead, Norwegian is gearing up for the upcoming vacation season with a “Spring Sale” campaign, anticipating positive booking trends for the summer ahead.

Norwegian recorded 1,544,289 passengers in March, with a capacity (ASK) of 2,441 million seat kilometres, a 4 percent increase from the same period last year. The actual passenger traffic (RPK) stood at 2,075 million seat kilometres, with an average of 73 aircraft in operation. The airline achieved a regularity rate of 99.6 percent and an 86.7 percent punctuality rate, reflecting a 6 percentage point improvement from March 2023.

In a bid to reduce carbon emissions, Norwegian saw a 10 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per actual passenger kilometre in March, compared to the previous year. This equated to approximately 250,000 passenger round-trips from Oslo to Bergen being saved. CEO Geir Karlsen highlighted the airline’s commitment to cutting emissions by 45 percent by 2030, attributing the reduction in carbon emissions to a newer fleet, improved planning, and the use of sustainable aviation fuels.

Meanwhile, Widerøe carried 276,413 passengers in March, with a 6 percentage point increase in the load factor, reaching 70 percent. The month also saw improved operating performance, with enhanced regularity and a punctuality rate of 89 percent.