This year, Oslo Airport enjoyed growth totalling 7% compared with August last year. Bergen Airport, which recently opened a new terminal, saw traffic growth of 4.4%, while the volume of traffic to and from Stavanger and Trondheim was virtually unchanged compared to last year.
Sustained major growth for tourist destinations
The August figures show the same trend as July, with significant growth for popular tourist destinations such as the Svolvær (+41.1%), Leknes (+26.2%), Røros (+26.4%), Stokmarknes (+27.9%) and Tromsø (+8.8%).
So far this year, around 35 million passengers have travelled via Avinor's airports, which is an increase of 4.6% compared to last year.
"2017 is shaping up to be a solid year for traffic volumes, largely thanks to a major increase in foreign passengers visiting Norway. These figures show how important Avinor's airport network and, in particular, the selection of routes offered by airline companies is for business and tourism in Norway. It goes without saying that this is great motivation for continuing the excellent work that has already been carried out in developing and operating our airports", says CEO of Avinor Dag Falk-Petersen.
Avinor is responsible for the 45 state-owned airports and air navigation services for civilian and military aviation in Norway. This network links Norway together - and links Norway to the world.
Avinor is a driving force in environmental work in aviation and a driving force to reduce the combined greenhouse gas emissions from Norwegian aviation. The company has a leading role in the work on developing and delivering biofuel for aircraft. Every year Avinor contributes to safe and efficient travel for around 50 million airline passengers. Around half travel to and from Oslo airport.
More than 3,000 employees are responsible for planning, developing and operating airports and air navigation services. Avinor is funded by aviation fees and commercial sales at the airports.