Norwegian and Finnair report increase of passengers in August
Norwegian's traffic figures for August show a steady increase in passengernumbers.As Norwegian's route network grows, future bookings also continue to increase as more people receivevaccinationsand as EU/EEA countries accept COVID certificates for travel. Asaresult of the increased demand, Norwegian has expanded its routeofferingsfor the autumn season.
Theairline carried 790 220 passengers in August, morethan1.5times whatitcarriedlast year. By comparison with August 2020, the total capacity (ASK) increased by 129 per cent and passenger traffic (RPK) by 168 per cent. Moreover, the load factor in August was 72.6 per cent, which is an increase of 10 percentage points when compared to last year.
According to Finnair,266,500 passengers were transported in August, an increase of 38 per centcompared to August 2020 and nearly 25 per centcompared to July 2021. The average daily number of flights was 127, an increase of 9.5 per centcompared to August 2020 and nearly 20 per centcompared to July 2021.