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International travel takes off in April

News   •   May 20, 2014 09:35 BST

In April, passengers at Oslo Airport overwhelmingly chose to experience international destinations instead of staying at home. While the total number of passengers increased by 4.6 per cent over last year, international travel increased by a robust 13.2 per cent. 

Of the airport’s 1,990,415 total passengers, 1,082,522 travelled to and from international destinations in April. This is an increase of 13.2 per cent compared with last year’s figures for the same month. In all, the number of travellers increased by 4.6 per cent via Oslo Airport.

At the same time, the major domestic routes to Trondheim, Bergen and Stavanger showed a small decrease in the number of travellers.

Oslo-Trondheim is still the busiest route at Oslo Airport. Although 159,529 passengers flew this route in April, the number is a decrease of 7 per cent from last April 2013.

The Easter holiday accounts for the surgeLast year, Easter was in March. This year it was in April, which had an impact on traffic.

“Traffic in March and April varies widely due to the timing of Easter. Looking at these two months combined, the growth in passenger numbers was 6.1 per cent,” says Knut Stabæk, marketing manager for traffic development.

Stockholm is increasing the most Although Stockholm is only the fifth most popular destination from Oslo Airport, the route showed the largest increase of all international destinations. Traffic figures for April showed an increase of 11.8 per cent compared with the same month last year, and a whopping 12 per cent increase so far this year.

To date, more than 7 million passengers have travelled through Oslo Airport.

“Demand is strong and higher than budgeted. The summer flight schedule is also a record, and we expect to see continued growth going forward,” says Stabæk.