Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian increased passenger traffic more than a third in April after expanding its bases.
Norwegian carried 1.71 million passengers in the month, an increase of 28% compared with the same month previous year, and lifted traffic in RPKs by 36%. As the carrier lifted its capacity over the same period by 40% year-on-year, load factor slipped 2.2 percentage points to 73.2%. The airline has this spring launched bases in Alicante and London Gatwick.
April's traffic figures were affected by the fact that Easter was in March this year and in April last year.