COVID-19 continues to heavily impact Norwegian’s traffic figures: 90% fewer passengers in October

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Norwegian’s traffic figures for October are heavily influenced by lower demand caused by continued travel restrictions across Europe, with several new red zones.

In October, 319,477 customers flew with Norwegian, a decrease of 90 percent compared to the same period last year. The capacity (ASK) this month was down 93 percent, while the total passenger traffic (RPK) decreased by 96 percent. The load factor was 55.3 percent, down 32 percentage points.

Jacob Schram, CEO of Norwegian said: “The pandemic continues to have a negative impact on our business throughout the autumn as travel restrictions remain and new ones are imposed across large parts of Europe. As this pandemic will continue to affect travel for several more months, we will continue to adapt our route network in line with changing demand.”

The company operated 99.3 percent of its scheduled flights in October, whereof 95.6 percent departed on time.

Norwegian – Nov 05, 2020 07:00 GMT

2 COMMENTS

  1. That company seems to be financially in troubles. It a bit hard to understand why the State of Norway is reluctant to help the company, when yesterday there were news that there is major breakthrough in development of a vaccine for COVID-19. Government of Norway should re-consider is it reasonable to let the company become ruined just when the prospects for travelling have improved.

  2. I totally agree with M.Mattila, although I have 17,000 reasons for wanting the Norwegian Government to step in. My dear sister who has worked hard all her life came into some money and selflessly wanted to spend it on her family. She booked 17 return tickets to take her family on a once in a life time trip to Disney Land at a cost of £27,000, £17,000 are the flights with Norwegian airways, they have done their best to ensure my sister and family get to U.S.A. so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Erna Solberg do the right thing for your country, stop anymore people losing their job, stop a great airline going under and please help my sisters lovely family get to America.

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