Norse Atlantic records doubling in May passenger numbers

Long-haul budget carrier Norse Atlantic Airways saw passenger numbers more than double year-on-year in May ahead of the peak summer flying season. 

The airline, which runs a network of transatlantic routes from Gatwick, flew 129,722 passengers across 513 flights, including 55 charters. 

A total of 81% of flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival time with a completion rate of 99%.

The month saw an average load factor of 81%, representing an increase of eight percentage points over the same month last year, an increase described as being in line with rising summer demand.  

Founder and chief executive Bjorn Tore Larsen said: “May marked a busy month for Norse Atlantic as the company ramped up operations in line with higher summer season demand. 

“We are pleased to highlight that we have welcomed over double the number of customers on board compared to a year earlier.

“During the month we proudly announced that Norse Atlantic has been selected as airline partner of P&O Cruises for their winter 2024-25 Caribbean cruise season. 

“We look forward to welcoming P&O Cruises passengers on board our modern Boeing 787 aircraft to experience our class leading product. 

“Additionally, during the month we celebrated the inaugural flight linking a new market on the Norse Atlantic network with the introduction of direct flights between New York JFK and Athens.”

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