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Norwegian Air reports ‘positive’ booking trend

Norwegian Air has indicated improved demand despite May traffic continuing to be affected by international travel restrictions.

Passenger numbers have shown a “noticeable increase” in line with vaccination roll outs and changes to entry restrictions and quarantine regulations.

May carryings grew by 23,000 year-on-year to 96,909 passengers as the budget airline flew just ten aircraft mainly on domestic routes in Norway.

The May load factor improved by 16 percentage points to 54.8%.

Chief executive Jacob Schram said: “Despite low volumes, we are experiencing an increasingly positive trend in the number of bookings for the summer and autumn period.

“This is especially noticeable in the Scandinavian market. The increase in the number of bookings demonstrates a clear connection with the announced and gradual opening of society and the relaxing of travel restrictions by government authorities.

“We are prepared and ready to increase our route network to meet future customer demand.”

The May data follows the airline completing a financial restructure.

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