Norwegian carried 24 million passengers in 2014

Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800
Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800 (© O. Pritzkow)

Norwegian reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with almost 24 million passengers in 2014, an increase of three million compared to 2013. Since the company’s first flight in 2002, 130 million passengers have traveled with Norwegian.

Last year was characterized by high capacity growth and high load factor. The load factor was 81 percent in 2014, up from 78 percent in 2013. In 2014 Norwegian renewed its fleet considerably, launched many new routes – both intercontinentally and within Europe. In addition, the company established new crew bases in the United States and Spain.

“Three million more passengers chose to fly with us in 2014 compared with the previous year and the total number of passengers reached 24 million. We have welcomed an increasing number of new customers on board. Not least in new markets outside Scandinavia, many have tried Norwegian for the first time, liked our product and returned on their next journey. This makes us better equipped to meet increasing international competition. England, USA and Spain are examples of markets with large customer volumes where growth boosts future competitiveness, which in turn secures jobs at Norwegian,“ said CEO Bjorn Kjos.

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