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​Increased traffic at Avinor airports in August

Press Release   •   Sep 12, 2016 14:12 BST

The number of passengers at Avinor airports increased in August, compared to last year. The growth was particularly significant at Oslo Airport.

Compared to last year, the number of passengers at Avinor airports increased by 1.7 per cent in August. International traffic increased by 1.6 per cent, while domestic traffic increased by 2.2 per cent. A total of 4,643,236 passengers passed through Avinor airports in August.

Increase in traffic between Oslo Airport and Northern Norway

Traffic at Oslo Airport increased by 5 per cent overall – 6.1 for domestic and 3.4 for international flights. The number of passengers for all 12 major domestic routes has increased:

“We’re seeing that Oslo Airport is becoming a more important hub for traffic going to and from Norway. The number of passengers on flights to Northern Norway continues to increase, like it has for the past months”, says Vice President Traffic Development at Avinor, Jasper Spruit.

The growth is particularly noticeable for flights to Tromsø (11.4 per cent) and Bodø (11.3 per cent). The increased traffic on flights from Oslo Airport is also reflected in the overvall growth of those two airports, which had an increase of 8.8 per cent and 6.2 per cent respectively.

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Avinor is responsible for the 46 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.

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