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More visits to Svolvær
In the first half of 2014, there were 41 700 passengers on board flights to and from Svolvær. This is 13 600 more than in the same period in 2013, and constitutes a growth of over 48 per cent. Corresponding growth rate for all airports was 4 per cent.
|2nd quarter 2014||Per cent change since|
|2nd quarter 2013||2nd quarter 2011||2nd quarter 2009|
|1Includes all commercial flights.|
|2Only data from departure is included.|
|Domestic and international flights|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||14 757 432||2.8||15.1||32.9|
|Passengers on board at departure||4 347 797||0.9||9.9||21.3|
|Seats||6 952 075||1.3||10.9||19.2|
|Aircraft movements||74 544||2.8||7.4||11.3|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||6 059 894||5.6||23.6||54.1|
|Seats||8 556 903||-4.8||14.8||41.7|
|Aircraft movements||58 543||-0.5||12.6||31.7|
Svolvær had the highest growth among the airports with more than 1 000 passengers a week. A total of 21 300 passengers flew out of the airport compared to 20 400 who landed. Both figures include the 1 900 passengers using the airport for transit, which gives a total of 37 900 passengers at Svolvær at the start or end of a journey. This is 11 400 more than in the first half of 2013.
Svolvær is one of four airports in Lofoten. The other three are Værøy, Røst and Leknes. These airports combined had 112 600 passengers on board at departure and arrival in the first half of 2014. Adjusted for 7 100 passengers in transit, there were 98 500 passengers at these airports at the start or end of a journey during the first half of 2014.
Vestvågøy Leknes losing traffic
Traffic at the largest airport in Lofoten - Vestvågøy Leknes airport - is falling. Passenger numbers for flights to and from Leknes fell from 63 200 in the first half of 2013 to 55 500 in the first half of 2104. Both periods saw about 2 350 passengers in transit, which means that passengers at Leknes at the start or end of a journey fell by 7 900.
Stronger growth in international traffic than domestic
In the first half of 2014, Norwegian airports had 8.2 million passengers departing on domestic flights; 2.6 per cent above the first half of 2013. The domestic traffic in the second quarter of 2014 was at about the same level as in the second quarter of 2013, with only 0.9 per cent growth over the period. Thus, most of the first half-year growth rate of 2.6 per cent was in the first quarter.
There were 10.5 million passengers on flights between Norwegian and foreign airports in the first half of 2014. This is 5.3 per cent more than in the first half of 2013. The growth rates for the two quarters making up the first half-year are about the same.