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Avinor Group (Norway): fewer aircraft, but more passengers in 2018

More than 54 million passengers flew to or from its airports last year

A total of 54,397,000 passengers travelled to, from or via Avinor’s airports in 2018, which is an increase of 2.8 percent compared to the previous year. The number of aircraft movements decreased by slightly more than 3,000 flights, or 0.4 percent. It is international traffic that has seen greatest growth in 2018, and 22.5 million passengers travelled directly to or from Norway and international destinations.

Results from the survey “Norwegians’ view of tourism 2018” conducted by Innovation Norway show that Norwegians largely recognise that tourism creates jobs, increases opportunities for new businesses and contributes to growth and development in local communities. Norway’s main airport, Oslo Airport, had more than 28.5 million passengers in 2018, which is an increase of 3.8 percent compared to the previous year, and with an overall punctuality for commercial air traffic of 80.2 percent.

For the first time since it was established in 2002, Norwegian was the largest airline at Avinor’s airports through an entire calendar year with a total of 20,532,892 passengers. An increase of 4,7 percent compared to 2017. SAS had a total of 20 519 345 passengers, an increase of 1,4 percent.

December saw growth of 3 percent at Avinor’s airports, with more than 3.7 million passengers. Almost 1.9 million passengers travelled to or from Oslo Airport. This represents growth of 3.5 per ent. Several other airports also saw positive figures, and in December Bergen Airport had 429,000 passengers and an increase of 5.1 percent. Overall, travel between Norway and France has increased by a huge 48 percent. The start of Norwegian’s route to Riga and growth on the routes to Gdansk and Warsaw has caused traffic to Latvia and Poland to increase by 22 and 17 percent respectively last month.

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