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Over half a million decrease in airport passengers in 2015
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2016-02-19T10:00:00.000Z
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Passengers on board planes at Norwegian airports decreased by 576 000 from 2014 to 2015; a drop of almost 1 per cent. Most of the decrease was in the first half of the year.

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Over half a million decrease in airport passengers in 2015

Airport passengers on board planes at Norwegian airports decreased to 54.5 million from 2014 to 2015; a drop of almost 1 per cent. Most of the decrease was in the first half of the year.

Norwegian airports, main figures1
4th quarter 2015Per cent change since
4th quarter 20144th quarter 20124th quarter 2010
1Includes all commercial flights.
2Only data from departure is included.
Domestic and international flights
Total passengers on board at departure and arrival13 038 4930.03.516.2
Domestic flights2
Passengers on board at departure4 022 522-0.8-0.19.7
Seats6 906 877-0.31.610.1
Aircraft movements71 169-0.9-0.93.6
International flights
Total passengers on board at departure and arrival4 988 4091.39.828.4
Seats7 471 432-0.33.320.4
Aircraft movements47 330-3.9-3.37.1

Among the 54.5 million airport passengers in 2014, about 9.2 million passengers were changing planes (transfer) or in transit. These are counted as airport passengers twice, and adjusting for this the number of passengers starting or ending a journey at a Norwegian airport in 2015 is almost 50 million. 

Decrease in domestic traffic in 2015

Of the 54 million airport passengers, 32.0 million were from domestic flights, while 22.5 million were on international flights. Corresponding figures for 2014 were 32.6 and 22.4 million passengers. While airport passengers on domestic flights decreased by 0.6 million, there was no change in the number of passengers on international flights.

Slight increase in international flights at Oslo Gardermoen

The 22.5 million passengers that flew to and from Norway in 2015 is 45 000 more, 0.2 per cent, than in 2014. Behind this aggregate number, airports differ considerably. Oslo Airport and Bergen saw their international traffic increase by 401 000 and 43 000 passengers respectively. For Moss, Sandefjord and Stavanger, passengers on international flights fell by 165 000, 75 000 and 65 000 respectively.

Increase on international flights in 4th quarter 2015

Passengers on board at departure on domestic flights totalled 4.0 million in the 4th quarter of 2015; 0.8 per cent lower than the same quarter of 2014. On international flights, the number of passengers was 4.9 million in the 4th quarter of 2014; 1,1 per cent higher than the same quarter in 20141. Total passengers at arrival and departure were 13 million in the 4th quarter of 2015, which is about the same as in the 4th quarter of 2014.

1 Figures corrected 19 February 2016 at 10:10am.