International traffic increased by 3.7 % in May compared to May last year, while domestic traffic experienced a growth of 1.5 %.
OSLO, 2014-6-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In sum, 4.4 million passengers travelled to and from Avinor’s airports during the month of May. So far this year, the total number of passengers equals almost 20 million, which represents an increase of 3.9 % compared to the same period last year.
Oslo Airport, the main airport in Norway, experienced an increase of 3.1 % compared to May 2013. A total number of 2 093 932 passengers travelled to and from Oslo Airport in May 2014, compared to 2 030 765 in May last year. The Trondheim route remains the most popular with 170 793 travelers, while the London route saw the greatest increase by 8.2 %.
May traffic developments are characterized by the commencement of holiday traffic, with a healthy growth on international and a small growth on domestic. We have a larger and better route offering than last summer, hence we expect a great increase on international routes, says Knut Stabæk, Head of Traffic Development at Oslo Airport.
Bergen Airport experienced a 1.6 % traffic decrease, Stavanger Airport remains stable on 2013 level, while Trondheim Airport saw an increase of 1.5 %.
Among other airports, Alta Airport grew its traffic by 13.3 % in May compared to last year.
The main reason for our growth is an increase in seats due to both SAS and Norwegian increasing their number of routes, explains Charles Kristiansen, Airport Manager at Alta Airport.
The number of aircraft movements increased by 13.3 % compared to May 2013.
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