Norwegian’s global expansion helped boost August passenger numbers by 14% to almost 3.3 million.
The strongest growth was on the low-cost carrier’s long-haul routes and in Spain.
The load factor increased by 1.4 percentage points to 91% year-on-year in August.
Chief executive, Bjørn Kjos, said: “We are very pleased that an increasing number of passengers choose Norwegian for their travels and are grateful both to new passengers and those who keep returning.
“We’re experiencing a high demand for tickets in our established markets in Scandinavia, but the strongest growth is on Norwegian’s long-haul routes and in Spain.
“Continuing our global expansion is important – both in terms of strengthening our competitiveness and creating more jobs and economic value in the markets we operate.”
Norwegian’s fleet renewal continued with the delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and one Boeing 737 MAX in August.
EasyJet flew 9.4% more passenger in August then the same month last year.
Total carryings for the month rose to 8.2 million from 7.5 million a year earlier with an improved load factor of 96.3%.
The August figures gave easyJet a rolling annual total of 79.4 million passengers, up by 9.2% year-on-year.
British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling owner International Airlines Group recorded a 0.7% increase in passenger carryings to 10.6 million last month.
Group premium traffic increased by 1.9% in August.
This is a community-moderated forum.
All post are the individual views of the respective commenter and are not the expressed views of Travel Weekly.
By posting your comments you agree to accept our Terms & Conditions.