Oslo Airport: Optimism in a Weak Market
Despite a reduction in air traffic all over the world, including at Oslo Airport, five new airlines have successfully opened new routes at Oslo Airport over the past few months.
In addition, Norwegian has opened a route to Amsterdam and has announced new international routes to Dublin and Vienna and domestic routes to Haugesund and Molde. Cimber Sterling will open a route to Aalborg.
The new airlines are: Thai Airways International to Bangkok five days a week. They will increase to daily service from the winter program in October. US Airways to Philadelphia, a daily seasonal route from May to October. In Europe Eastern Airways has started daily service to Aberdeen, Air Berlin flies to Berlin Tegel 6 days a week and Swiss International Air Lines flies to Zurich twice daily.
A total of 9,730,390 passengers traveled through Oslo Airport in the first half of 2009. This is a reduction of 1,051,898 or -10.8 percent compared with 2008, which is a lower decline than at the other major Scandinavian airports.
Text by VisitOslo.com