Norwegian’s monthly traffic figures for December show that more than 930,000 passengers flew with Norwegian.
This represents a significant increase compared with the same month in 2020 but a small decline in the trend still, from the month of October. However, the month of December was also strongly affected by government-imposed measures and restrictions.
“I am pleased that we have efficiently balanced the planning and implementation of our route network and production for December. This in turn meant that passengers could book and travel on Norwegian with confidence during the festive period allowing families and friends to be reunited. Lower demand was factored into our schedules during Christmas and the New Year weekend, therefore I am pleased to report that load factors are good for December as well. We have seen an effect on general demand from the spread of the Omicron virus and the subsequent new measures and restrictions in Scandinavia and abroad,” says Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.
In December, Norwegian carried 931,917 passengers, compared with 1,005,380 passengers in November. The load factor was 71.3 %, a decline from November 76,6 %.
However, the ASK increased up to 1,536 (million), something that could be answered with that the average flying distance has increased. December month is a very strong month for flights to the canaries island from especially the Scandinavian airports.