Norwegian carried 1.2 million passengers last month, marking the first time that the airline has seen over one million passengers during a one month period since the onset of the pandemic.

Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian, commented:

“For the sixth consecutive month we are reporting a positive increase in passenger numbers. We are very happy to see that travel demand continues to be high as we enter the winter season. We are experiencing an increase in bookings across our European network.”

The airline’s traffic figures showed that it carried 1, 203, 205 passengers in October, which is an increase of close to 900,000 compared to the same period last year. Norwegian operated an average of 48 aircraft last month, and 99.9 per cent of scheduled flights were operated.

The total capacity has also increased by 195 per cent, and passenger traffic by 340 per cent, compared to October 2020.

The carrier was badly impacted by Covid-19 travel restrictions during 2020, and was forced to officially abandon its long-haul network in January this year, subsequently refocusing on a short-haul network to and from core Nordic markets.