55 million airport passengers
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13 million passengers were on board flights departing from and arriving at Norwegian airports in the third quarter of 2014. This is 0.3 per cent below the corresponding quarter the year before.

Air transportQ4 2014




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55 million airport passengers

Passengers on board planes at Norwegian airports increased by 1 million from 2013 to 2014; a growth of almost 2 per cent. Most of the increase was in the first half of the year.

Norwegian airports, main figures1
4th quarter 2014Per cent change since
4th quarter 20134th quarter 20114th quarter 2009
1Includes all commercial flights.
2Only data from departure is included.
Domestic and international flights
Total passengers on board at departure and arrival13 035 337-0.37.723.9
Domestic flights2
Passengers on board at departure4 053 758-1.02.715.3
Seats6 927 6932.03.913.1
Aircraft movements71 791-
International flights
Total passengers on board at departure and arrival4 923 1420.917.241.3
Seats7 496 649-2.212.529.8
Aircraft movements49 264-4.74.716.1

Among the 55 million airport passengers in 2014, about 8.9 million1 changed planes (transfer) or were in transit. These are counted as airport passengers twice, and adjusting for this gives in excess of 50 million passengers starting or ending a journey at a Norwegian airport in 2014.

Growth in international traffic

Of the 55 million airport passengers, 32.6 million were from domestic flights while 22.4 million were on international flights. Corresponding figures for 2013 were 32.3 and 21.8 million respectively. While airport passengers on domestic flights increased by 0.3 million, passengers on international flights went up by 0.7 million. When breaking down airport passengers into domestic and international flights it should be noted that passengers on domestic flights are counted twice.

Differences between airports

The 22.4 million passengers that flew to and from Norway in 2014 is 680 000 more than in 2013; an increase of 3.1 per cent. Broken down by airport, these figures differ considerably. Oslo Airport and Aalesund saw their international traffic increase by 780 000 and 51 000 passengers respectively. For Bergen, Haugesund, Moss, and Sandefjord, passengers on international flights fell by a total of 181 000.

Lowest fourth quarter in a long time

For the first time in five years, the fourth quarter is lower than the corresponding quarter the year before. The total number of passengers at arrival and departure was 13 million in the 4th quarter of 2014; 40 000 below that of the 4th quarter of 2013, representing a negative growth of 0.3 per cent over the period. The differing direction of change between domestic and international traffic can also be seen in the quarterly figures. Passengers on board at departure on domestic flights totalled 4.1 million in the 4th quarter of 2014; 1 per cent lower than the same quarter of 2013. On international flights, the number of passengers was 4.9 million in the 4th quarter of 2014; 0.9 per cent more than in the same quarter in 2013.

1 Figure corrected 22.02.2016.