Norse Atlantic doubles April carryings with summer schedule ramp up

Budget long-haul carrier Norse Atlantic Airways is ”well positioned” with long-term charter deals for next winter as it reported a doubling in April passenger carryings.

The carrier flew 98,542 people across 398 flights, including 61 charters during the month. 

The average load factor was up by 12 percentage points year-on-year to 79%.

The airline, with a fleet of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners including transatlantic routes from Gatwick, saw 81% of flights arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled time in April.

Founder and chief executive Bjorn Tore Larsen said: “April represented another strong month for Norse as we ramped up the number of flights as part of our summer schedule, load factor also increased by 12 percentage points to 79%, however, some negative effect was expected due to Easter falling in March compared to the previous year.

“In addition, we welcomed more than double the number of passengers compared to the same period last year and look forward to a busy summer ahead. 

“We completed a record high of 61 charter operations throughout the month, as we now move to increase flying on our own network during the summer season, I am pleased to note that we are already well positioned for longer term charter agreements for next winter.”

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