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Moderate growth
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2014-11-27T10:00:00.000Z
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There were 15.1 million passengers on board flights departing from and arriving at Norwegian airports in the third quarter of 2014. This is 0.8 per cent more than the same quarter in 2013.

Air transportQ3 2014

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Moderate growth

More than 15 million passengers boarded planes visiting Norwegian airports in the third quarter of 2014. This is less than one per cent more than in the same quarter in 2013 and is the lowest annual growth rate for the third quarter in the last 5 years.

Norwegian airports, main figures1
3rd quarter 2014Per cent change since
3rd quarter 20133rd quarter 20113rd quarter 2009
1Includes all commercial flights.
2Only data from departure is included.
Domestic and international flights
Total passengers on board at departure and arrival15 139 8000.813.933.0
Domestic flights2
Passengers on board at departure4 049 2940.16.319.2
Seats6 639 5985.611.116.4
Aircraft movements72 4041.45.08.1
International flights
Total passengers on board at departure and arrival7 039 5941.524.253.4
Seats9 489 860-3.218.243.4
Aircraft movements62 002-2.013.731.1

This figure is the sum of passengers on board at arrival and at departure for all Norwegian airports. This means that passengers on board domestic flights are counted twice. A more accurate measure of domestic traffic is passengers on board at departure, which in the third quarter of 2014 was roughly 4 million - about the same as the third quarter of 2013. On international flights, where figures from departure are combined with those from arrival, there were around 7 million passengers in the third quarter of 2014; 1.5 per cent more than in the third quarter of 2013.

Growth at Oslo airport Gardermoen

There were 6.8 million passengers on board flights to and from Gardermoen in the third quarter of 2014, which is 4.8 per cent more than in the same quarter in 2013. While airport passenger numbers were up at Gardermoen, most of the other larger airports saw a drop. Bergen Flesland fell by 3.0 per cent from the third quarter of 2013 settling at 1.7 million airport passengers in the third quarter of 2014. Tromsø fell by 3.0 per cent and ended on 0.5 million airport passengers over the same period. The only two exceptions to this negative trend were Trondheim Værnes and Harstad/Narvik Evenes, where traffic grew by 1.4 and 6.5 per cent respectively over the same period. Trondheim Værnes had 1.1 million airport passengers, while Harstad/Narvik Evenes had 0.2 million in the third quarter of 2014.

International traffic always peaks in third quarter

The peak in the number of airport passengers in the third quarter is mainly due to international traffic. The annual trough in this cycle is in the first quarter, with an average 2 million passengers fewer than in the third quarter. In the third quarter of 2014, the flights between Norway and the rest of the world had slightly more than 7 million passengers. While this still constitutes a growth of 1.5 per cent from the same quarter in 2013, it is the lowest growth in the third quarter in the last 5 years.