Updated: August 12, 2021
Next update: October 29, 2021
About the statistics
The aim of the statistics is to describe all commercial transport of passengers and goods in Norway and compile data to facilitate international comparisons.
Describes the activity of an aircraft at an airport as either an arrival or a departure.
International and domestic flights
Aircraft movements between two Norwegian airports are labeled as domestic flights. Aircraft movements between a Norwegian and a foreign airport are labeled international flights.
A person who travels by aircraft, ship, bus, car or other means of transport.
Transit passengers are those passengers who, at arrival, continues their travel with the same flight as recognized by flight identification.
Passengers in transfer are those passengers who continue their travel on a flight with a different flight number. Also known as passengers in indirect transit.
Passengers on board at arrival are grouped in the following:
Passengengers not leaving the plane ( transit at arrival )
Passengers leaving the plane ( disembarking ) - further grouped by
Passengers leaving the plane - ending the journey
Passengers leaving the plane - embarking on different plane ( transfer at arrival )
Passengers on board at departure are grouped:
Passengers already on the plane ( transit at departure )
Passengers entering the plane ( embarking ) further grouped by
Passengers entering the plane - starting their journey
Passengers entering the plane - from a different plane ( transfer at departure )
Passengers on board is the sum of passengers in transit and passengers embarking/disembarking. The sum of passengers in transfer and passengers starting/ending their journey makes for passengers embarking/disembarking.
Passengers at airport/terminal is the sum of passengers on board at arrival and passengers on board at departure.
Passengers transported is calculated by using either passengers on board at departure or passengers on board at arrival.
Type of traffic groups aircraft mowements at the airport. Overall classification is made along commercial and non-commercial traffic.
Commercial traffic is the transport of passengers or goods for renumeration or hire. Type of flights are:
Passengerflights in scheduled traffic
Passengflights not in scheduled traffic
Helicopter flights on the continental shelf
Other helicopter flights
Other commercial flights
Non-commercial traffic includes:
Search and rescue
Available seats on board.
Freight (Not including checked luggage)
Name: Air transport
Topic: Transport and tourism
Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics
Quarterly, 60 days after end of quarter.
Reporting to EUROSTAT
Primary data and production data is temporary stored in SAS and stored permanently as text files.
The objective is to describe all commercial transport of passengers and goods in Norway and compile data as to facilitate international comparisons.
The EU requested data from its members starting with 2003. Until January first 2009 reporting was done by Avinor but was transferred to Statistics Norway effective calender year 2009.
Data is used by government institutions, the industry itself, and researchers.
No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.
Data on airports managed by Avinor is published by Avinor itself www.avinor.no .
Avinor does not include passengers in transit when reporting on passengers at airport
The Statistics Act $10 and 20
Regulation (EC) 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Commision Regulation 1358/2003. Commision Regulation 546/2005. Commision Regulation 158/2007. Regulation (EC) 219/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council - Article 4.5.
Data from the airports is based their accounting system and is gathered from airlines. If definitions on variables differ between airports' managamentsystem and what is required for our production this i a significant source of measurement error.
Passengers at departure in transfer is known to only include those travellers who continue their journey with the same airline.
Data for the airports Skien (Geiteryggen), Stord (Sørstokken), Ørland, and Notodden has not been collected. Published data is extracted from mirror checks from the remaining 48 airports.