Norwegian’s figures for November show a slight decline in passenger figures compared to the month of October.
Next in line to present their traffic figures for November is Norwegian. In November 2021, Norwegian had 1,005,380 passengers, compared with October when they had 1,203,205 passengers. After 7 months with a constant increase in passengers, it slowed down for Norwegian during the month of November. The trend of a steady rise is therefore broken, although comparable with other airlines during the month of November.
– The results show that we have succeeded well in adapting capacity to customers’ desire to travel. Spain is one of the markets where the number of bookings has been good. In the last month, we have made it even easier and safer for customers to book tickets through the possibility of free rebooking of low-cost tickets as well, says Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.
ASK: 1.430 million
Load factor: 76.6% (-6.1 vs Oct 21)
In terms of load factor, it decreased slightly from last month but is higher than competitors. Furthermore, the ASK (available seat kilometers) has also decreased slightly from 1,661 million to 1,430 million. A smaller ASK figure could be the result of fewer aircraft in traffic or a shorter travel distance, which in this case is the share for Norwegian. As of November, there are 49 aircraft in service, which is an increase of one from October.
Earlier in December, it was announced that it would expand its fleet by two 737 MAX 8s this summer. This is to be able to handle the summer traffic, which amounts to as many as 270 destinations.
– This agreement is an important step in Norwegian’s plan to build an efficient and modern fleet for the future. The flexibility with “power-by-the-hour” will make it possible for us to adapt our capacity according to the season and thereby adjust for variations in demand, says Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.