This is an archived release.
Increased traffic at Stavanger Sola
During the first part of 2013, Stavanger airport Sola had 2.25 million airport passengers. This is 230 000 more than the same period last year and corresponds to a growth rate of more than 11 per cent.
|2nd quarter 2013||Per cent|
|2nd quarter 2012 - 2nd quarter 2013|
|1Includes all commercial flights.|
|2Only data from departure is included.|
|Domestic and international flights|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||14 360 507||7.9|
|Passengers on board at departure||4 311 018||6.1|
|Seats||6 860 706||2.5|
|Aircraft movements||72 533||0.7|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||5 738 227||10.8|
|Seats||8 987 652||13.7|
|Aircraft movements||58 813||10.2|
Most of the growth was in the second quarter; 1.06 million airport passengers in the second quarter of 2012 grew by 18 per cent to 1.25 million in the second quarter of 2013. International traffic has increased considerably; 750 000 passengers on international flights during the first half of 2012 grew by 20 per cent to 900 000 during the first half of 2013.
International traffic at Gardermoen challenged
All the larger airports in Norway have seen an increase in international traffic. Bergen had 960 000 international passengers in the first half of 2013, up 130 000 from the first half of 2012. Ålesund finished the first half of 2013 with 100 000 international passengers, of which 70 000 were in the second quarter.
All Norwegian airports combined finished the first half of 2013 with a 9.4 per cent increase in international passengers from the second quarter of 2012.
Oslo airport Gardermoen handled 61 per cent of Norway’s international traffic during the first half of 2012. In 2013, this share has fallen to 58.4 per cent, with Bergen and Stavanger accounting for most of the disparity.
Domestic traffic back up
The number of passengers on domestic flights fell in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. In the second quarter of 2013, traffic has once again increased, with a growth 6.1 per cent from the second quarter of 2012. The total for the first half of 2013 was 1.4 per cent up from the same period in 2012. The meagre growth could be due to an increase in international flights outside of Gardermoen.