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Marginal decline in air traffic in February

Press Release   •   Mar 11, 2017 07:04 GMT

The number of passengers at Avinor’s airports decreased by 0.3 per cent in February. International traffic increased by 4.7 per cent, while domestic traffic decreased by 2.9 per cent.

2016 was a leap year, and the number of passengers who travelled on 29 February accounted for 4.3 per cent of traffic that year. Adjusted for the leap year day, the total passenger growth in February 2017 was
about 4 per cent.

Greatest increase at Oslo Airport – more passengers during winter holidays
In February, Oslo Airport had the largest growth out of Avinor’s 46 airports, with an increase of 3.6 per cent. “International traffic at Oslo Airport increased by 8 per cent. We saw a significant increase in week 8 and 9, due to the winter holidays, with respective increases of 14 and 12 per cent,” says Vice President Traffic Development at Avinor, Jasper Spruit.
Bergen Airport Flesland saw a decline in traffic of 4.4 per cent compared to February 2016. At Trondheim Airport Værnes the decline is 4.6 per cent, while Stavanger Airport Sola experienced a 6.4 per cent reduction in traffic.

Continued growth in the North
Even Tromsø saw a significant increase on international routes, especially those bound for Zürich, Stockholm and Frankfurt. The total increase for Tromsø is 3.4 per cent compared to the same month last year.

In February, Spain, Great Britain and the US had the largest increase of passengers travelling from Avinor’s airports.

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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.

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