7-Jun-2010 1:06 PM

Norwegian Air Shuttle pax up 25% May-2010, yield down 14%

Norwegian Air Shuttle passenger numbers up 25% - traffic highlights in May-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 1.2 million*, +25% year-on-year;
  • Load factor: 77%, stable;
  • Yield: EUR 6.43 cents, -14%;
  • Revenue per ASK: EUR 4.92 cents, -14%. [more]

*Based on the conversion rate at EUR1 = NOK7.92652

The carrier cancelled a total of six flights following the European Government's decision to close the airspace due to the volcanic ash disruptions in Iceland.

Norwegian Air Shuttle: “In May the yield is estimated at NOK0.51, down 14% compared to May 2009. The development partially reflects a significantly adjusted route portfolio and the introduction of 12 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft with higher capacity and lower unit cost since May last year,” Company statement. Source: Norwegian Air Shuttle, 04-Jun-2010.