Norwegian Air

Norwegian has announced its June traffic figures. The Nordic airline carried 1,937,318 passengers in total, an increase of 19% compared to the previous month. The figure was also the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic.

“I am very satisfied that we operated almost 100% of our 400 to 450 daily scheduled flights this month. It has been a challenge due to a strike amongst aircraft technicians in Norway and the constraints at certain airports in Europe,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

Norwegian signed a new two-year collective bargaining agreement in June with the union representing the Norwegian cabin crew members and the Norwegian Pilot Union. The strike action amongst aircraft technicians and the following lockout was ended when the Minister of Labour announced compulsory arbitration.

“We are satisfied with the agreement reached with our cabin crew and the Norwegian Pilot Union and we are also happy to have our aircraft technicians back at work to ensure that our flights are operating as normal. This means that we can deliver on the routes we have promised our customers. We are currently experiencing high demand this summer, but seats are still available to many destinations in Europe”, said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.

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