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.
|4th quarter 2015||Per cent change since|
|4th quarter 2014||4th quarter 2012||4th quarter 2010|
|1Includes all commercial flights.|
|2Only data from departure is included.|
|Domestic and international flights|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||13 038 493||0.0||3.5||16.2|
|Passengers on board at departure||4 022 522||-0.8||-0.1||9.7|
|Seats||6 906 877||-0.3||1.6||10.1|
|Aircraft movements||71 169||-0.9||-0.9||3.6|
|Total passengers on board at departure and arrival||4 988 409||1.3||9.8||28.4|
|Seats||7 471 432||-0.3||3.3||20.4|
|Aircraft movements||47 330||-3.9||-3.3||7.1|
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.