Norwegian reported its highest ever traffic figures in a single year with around 24 million passengers travelling with the airline in 2014.
The budget carrier’s figures for last year show an increase of three million compared to 2013. Since the airline’s first flight in 2002, around 130 million passengers have travelled with Norwegian.
The airline also recorded an increase in its load factor – 81 per cent up from 78 per cent in 2013.
“We have welcomed an increasing number of new customers on board,” said Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos. “In new markets outside Scandinavia, many have tried Norwegian for the first time, liked our product and returned on their next journey.
“This makes us better equipped to meet increasing international competition. England, USA and Spain are examples of markets with large customer volumes where growth boosts future competitiveness, which in turn secures jobs at Norwegian,” he added.
In December, Norwegian carried 1.6 million passengers, a 12 per cent growth on the same month the previous year.
Last month, the airline submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission over unfair competition in the Scandinavian aviation market. The complaint centres around a claim that rival carrier SAS is receiving “differential treatment” from Scandinavian governments.