This is an archived release.
A new record
In the 3rd quarter of 2013, the number of airport passengers surpassed 15 million for the first time. The record-breaking number is 6 per cent higher than in the 3rd quarter of 2012.
|3rd quarter 2013||Per cent|
|3rd quarter 2012 - 3rd quarter 2013|
|1Includes all commercial flights.|
|2Only data from departure is included.|
|Domestic and international flights|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||15 020 950||6.3|
|Passengers on board at departure||4 043 267||2.2|
|Seats||6 287 119||0.7|
|Aircraft movements||71 404||1.5|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||6 933 247||11.6|
|Seats||9 799 433||13.2|
|Aircraft movements||63 287||10.8|
The number of passengers arriving at Norwegian airports was 7.6 million in the 3rd quarter of 2013. The corresponding figure for departures was 7.4 million, which included 4 million who boarded a plane heading for a Norwegian airport. The number of passengers on domestic flights was up 2 per cent from the 3rd quarter of 2012. For international flights, the 3rd quarter of 2013 saw 3.5 million passengers boarding and 3.4 million disembarking. The total of 6.9 million passengers for international flights represents an increase from the 3rd of 2012 of almost 12 per cent.
International traffic still going strong
Growth in international traffic is strong at all major airports. Bergen saw 134 000 more passengers on international flights in the 3rd quarter of 2013 than in the same quarter of 2012. For Stavanger and Trondheim, the corresponding increase was 76 000 and 36 000 passengers. Oslo airport Gardermoen saw 293 000 more passengers in the same period.
More space on international flights
Flights between airports in Norway and abroad went up by 11 per cent from the 3rd quarter of 2012 and passed 63 000 in the 3rd quarter of 2013. Available seats on these flights went up by slightly more than 13 per cent in the same period. An increase in the corresponding number of passengers of just below 12 per cent means that available seats per flights have gone up.