Norwegian continues to report rising traffic, load factors and yield despite the downturn and is committed to continuing to challenge SAS for market share. Fresh off an improved first quarter (ATWOnline, April 27), the carrier transported 861,530 passengers in April, an 18% increase year-over-year. Load factor rose 3 points to 79% and yield was up 6% to NOK0.63 (9.69 cents). It took delivery of its 44rh aircraft, a 737-800, last month. CFO Frode Foss said the recession may be boosting ...

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