Norwegian Airlines has reported an operating profit of 651m Norwegian Kroner (€56m) for the second quarter of the year.
The once financially stricken airline – which recently announced an agreement to buy Norwegian low fares operator Wideroe, which flies between Ireland and Norway – said it carried 5.6 million passengers during the 3-month window, roughly 600,000 up on a year-on-year basis.
“This quarter has demonstrated our ability to ramp up capacity and deliver a superb operational performance to become one of the top airlines in Europe. These results have been made possible thanks to over 4,700 of our colleagues working tirelessly to ensure our passengers arrive at their destinations as smoothly as possible. By solely flying with our own aircraft and crew, we can deliver “the Norwegian way” to all our customers. Our seamless customer experience has made us one of the most loved airlines in the Nordics,” said Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian.