Norwegian has seen a 78% boost in January passenger numbers compared to January 2022, having carried 1,131,474 passengers in what is traditionally a quiet month for travel.
“People traditionally travel less in January, instead using this time of year to book their next travels. Nevertheless, we had close to full flights to warmer destinations this month. Our New Year’s sales campaign resulted in more than one million sold seats, a satisfying start to this year’s ticket sales,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.
The load factor for January 2023 was also 78%. The capacity (ASK) was 1,870 million seat kilometres, while actual passenger traffic (RPK) was 1,453 million seat kilometres. This year’s summer programme will be made up of 300 routes to 114 destinations. This will include an expanded network together with additional aircraft, including six Boeing 737 MAX 8s that the Scandinavian carrier has just signed a letter of Intent (LOI) for. These six aircraft are in addition to three MAX 8s that it had previously agreed to lease from ALC. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 is roughly 14% more fuel-efficient than previous-generation aircraft, which will help contribute to Norwegian’s ambitious target to reduce its carbon emissions by 45% by 2030.