Norwegian enjoys passenger boost and launches value fares to USA
Norwegian airline says it carried more than 2.6 million passengers in May 2016 – an increase of over 265,000 on the same month last year.
The figure represents an 11 per cent year-on-year growth in passenger numbers, and comes as the airline announces premium cabin fares for long-haul flights to the USA.
Norwegian chief executive Bjorn Kjos said: “We are very satisfied that an increasing number of business and leisure passengers are choosing Norwegian.
“On intercontinental routes in particular, we are experiencing increasingly strong demand as we continue to launch new routes and destinations, not least between London Gatwick and the US.”
The new premium fares for the forthcoming winter season start at £399 for a one-way flight to Boston, while New York is £419. Los Angeles, Oakland-San Francisco, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale all lead in at £499 during the same period. Winter-only flights to Las Vegas and Puerto Rico both start at £499.
Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer at Norwegian, said: “Norwegian’s premium cabin gives passengers extra travel perks without a premium price tag.
“Not only do we offer high quality comfortable seating on the latest 787 Dreamliners but premium passengers also receive greater value with added extras including lounge access and fast track priority which is unmatched by any other airline.
“With our new affordable fares, we expect long-haul business and leisure passengers to fill the front of our aircraft, benefitting from a more enhanced travel experience with Norwegian.”
For more information visit www.norwegian.com