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Norwegian reports highest monthly traffic figures since 2019


Norwegian’s latest traffic figures support the fact that the upturn in passenger numbers across Europe’s airports is gathering pace, the airline today revealing that it handled 1.9 million people across its network in June.

The total represents a 19% increase on the previous month and the highest number since the outbreak of the pandemic, with its flights enjoying 84.9% load factors.

“I am very satisfied that we operated almost 100% of our 400 to 450 daily scheduled flights this month. It has been a challenge due to a strike amongst aircraft technicians in Norway and the constraints at certain airports in Europe,” says Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

In June, Norwegian signed a new two-year collective bargaining agreement with the union representing the Norwegian cabin crew members and the Norwegian Pilot Union.

The strike action amongst aircraft technicians and the following lockout was ended when the Minister of Labour announced compulsory arbitration.

Karlson adds: “We we can now deliver on the routes we have promised our customers. We are currently experiencing high demand this summer, but seats are still available to many destinations in Europe.”

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