A total of 4,810,992 passengers travelled through Avinor's 45 airports in September. Oslo Airport's cargo figures show an enormous increase of 44% compared with the same month last year (August figures).
Continued strong growth in Bergen and Oslo
Bergen Airport, Flesland and Oslo Airport showed respective passenger increases of 4.4% and 4.6% in September. Meanwhile in Stavanger and Trondheim, there were declines of 1.1% and 0.7% respectively.
Among the smaller airports in Avinor's network, there is still solid growth at Svolvær (32.9%), Leknes (26.2%) and Røros (20.5%) airports.
Hammerfest Airport also showed a solid increase of an impressive 24.6% compared with September 2016.
Good cargo figures at Oslo Airport
The cargo statistics for Oslo Airport are from August, since the September figures are not yet available. Cargo to and from Oslo Airport increased by an impressive 44% and amounts to a total of almost 15,000 tonnes.
"Active and strategic work to improve facilities for the seafood industry has yielded good results. The last 12 months are most likely unparalleled in a European cargo context. We have maintained an extremely high launch rate for new companies and new routes", said Avinor's Director Cargo, Martin Langaas.
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.