55 million airport passengers
Passengers on board planes at Norwegian airports increased by 1 million from 2013 to 2014; a growth of almost 2 per cent. Most of the increase was in the first half of the year.
|4th quarter 2014||Per cent change since|
|4th quarter 2013||4th quarter 2011||4th quarter 2009|
|1Includes all commercial flights.|
|2Only data from departure is included.|
|Domestic and international flights|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||13 035 337||-0.3||7.7||23.9|
|Passengers on board at departure||4 053 758||-1.0||2.7||15.3|
|Seats||6 927 693||2.0||3.9||13.1|
|Aircraft movements||71 791||-0.8||1.0||5.9|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||4 923 142||0.9||17.2||41.3|
|Seats||7 496 649||-2.2||12.5||29.8|
|Aircraft movements||49 264||-4.7||4.7||16.1|
Among the 55 million airport passengers in 2014, about 8.9 million1 changed planes (transfer) or were in transit. These are counted as airport passengers twice, and adjusting for this gives in excess of 50 million passengers starting or ending a journey at a Norwegian airport in 2014.
Growth in international traffic
Of the 55 million airport passengers, 32.6 million were from domestic flights while 22.4 million were on international flights. Corresponding figures for 2013 were 32.3 and 21.8 million respectively. While airport passengers on domestic flights increased by 0.3 million, passengers on international flights went up by 0.7 million. When breaking down airport passengers into domestic and international flights it should be noted that passengers on domestic flights are counted twice.
Differences between airports
The 22.4 million passengers that flew to and from Norway in 2014 is 680 000 more than in 2013; an increase of 3.1 per cent. Broken down by airport, these figures differ considerably. Oslo Airport and Aalesund saw their international traffic increase by 780 000 and 51 000 passengers respectively. For Bergen, Haugesund, Moss, and Sandefjord, passengers on international flights fell by a total of 181 000.
Lowest fourth quarter in a long time
For the first time in five years, the fourth quarter is lower than the corresponding quarter the year before. The total number of passengers at arrival and departure was 13 million in the 4th quarter of 2014; 40 000 below that of the 4th quarter of 2013, representing a negative growth of 0.3 per cent over the period. The differing direction of change between domestic and international traffic can also be seen in the quarterly figures. Passengers on board at departure on domestic flights totalled 4.1 million in the 4th quarter of 2014; 1 per cent lower than the same quarter of 2013. On international flights, the number of passengers was 4.9 million in the 4th quarter of 2014; 0.9 per cent more than in the same quarter in 2013.
1 Figure corrected 22.02.2016.