Norwegian Air Shuttle announced on Thursday that its passenger numbers in September showed a positive year-on-year growth, despite certain flights being disrupted due to air traffic control issues at London Gatwick Airport and national strikes in Italy.
The airline reported carrying a total of 2.03 million passengers in September, which is slightly lower than the 2.14 million passengers in August, but demonstrates a commendable increase of 8.3% compared to September 2022, where they carried 1.87 million passengers.
With an overall capacity increase of 23% compared to the previous year, Norwegian Air Shuttle witnessed a corresponding 21% rise in traffic during September.
As the winter season approaches, Chief Executive Geir Karlsen mentioned that they have made necessary adjustments to their operations to align with the travel patterns typically observed during the quieter winter trading period.
He further highlighted that there continues to be a strong demand for their destinations in southern Europe among people from the Nordics. Additionally, this autumn has seen a new trend emerge, with a surge in popularity for city breaks to eastern Europe in particular.