Norwegian reports solid March growth thanks to early Easter

Norwegian reports solid March growth thanks to early Easter

Low-cost carrier Norwegian reported “solid” passenger growth in March with the help of an earlier Easter.

The airline carried more than 2.8 million passengers last month – up by 362,613 over March 2017 – with an improved load factor rising by 2.6 percentage points to 86.7%

The airline said: “The period was influenced by the ‘Easter effect’ as Easter was in March this year, consequently increasing traffic. We will therefore see the opposite effect for the April figures.”

Chief executive, Bjørn Kjos, said: “Even though Easter strongly impacts this month’s figures, we have a solid passenger growth.

“The international growth continues, and at the same time, more people are flying with us in Scandinavia.

“Our low fares and extensive route offering attract more business and leisure passengers.”

The airline took delivery of three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in March.

Norwegian will take delivery of 11 Boeing 787-9s, 12 Boeing 737 MAX8s and two Boeing 737-800s in total this year.


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