Norwegians presented its figures for their traffic in September. It gives us a trend that Norwegian continues to increase in the number of passengers. There are several reasons for this, but one is that the booking pattern among travelers is starting to become more normal again. Which means a longer long-term perspective on their travel plans. This leads to Norwegian expanding its routes to meet the increased desire to travel and demand.
– It is gratifying to be able to report a continued increase in the number of passengers for the fifth month in a row. As Scandinavia has opened up, demand for flights has increased. Demand has increased steadily both for domestic travel and to our European destinations. The confidence that travel can now be carried out as planned means that customers also book travel later, says Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.
We can state that Norwegian had 977,719 passengers in September. This is an increase of 206% compared to last year. Furthermore, they can also present a cabin factor (the number of occupied seats on average per departure) of 72.4%, this is also an increase of 20% compared to the previous year. If you compare with figures before the pandemic, we see that as many as 30% of passengers are back to Norwegian. However, it should be emphasized that the structure of the business for Norwegian is changing as it flies with fewer aircraft than before.
As demand increases, Norwegian has also reopened their old bases in Bergen, Stavanger, and Trondheim in September month.