Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a decrease in passenger numbers for November compared to the same period last year. However, the airline assures that it is still experiencing strong demand for air travel. In November, Norwegian Air Shuttle carried 1.35 million passengers, which represents a 1.9% decrease from the previous year and is lower than the 2.07 million passengers carried in October.
The capacity for November also decreased by 6% compared to last year, with traffic falling by 2%. Despite these declines, Chief Executive Geir Karlsen remains optimistic about the airline’s future. Karlsen stated, “We continue to see strong demand for air travel.” He also noted that their recently launched summer programme has been well-received, and travelers have already started planning their flights for 2024, earlier than in previous years.
As the busy Christmas and New Year period approaches, Norwegian Air Shuttle believes it is well-prepared to navigate through the quieter winter trading season. Along with capacity adjustments, the airline has also secured jet fuel at attractive prices for the coming year, ensuring they are comfortably hedged.
In conclusion, while Norwegian Air Shuttle has experienced a decline in passenger numbers, they remain confident in their ability to meet the demands of the industry and provide a positive travel experience for their customers.