Airline Norwegian Air has scrapped many routes in January in an attempt to boost profitability. According to new monthly figures, the number of available seats fell by almost a third compared to a year earlier. That was a stronger decline than what experts in general expected.
The Norwegian price fighter drew a line through its least profitable routes. The specific destinations were not mentioned in the message. Norwegian Air already canceled some of its transatlantic routes in September. With flights that were still being carried out, the company was doing good business. The company announced that the income per passenger transported on different routes in January increased by a sixth.
Norwegian Air already warned last fall that capacity will decrease this year. The airline then estimated that around one tenth fewer seats would be sold. Norwegian Air is struggling with losses, among other things, because its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are currently not allowed to fly due to software flaws. This type of aircraft has been on the ground for almost a year worldwide after two crashes relatively shortly after each other.