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National Crisis Exercise at Oslo Airport: Air Traffic Will Run Normally

Press Release   •   Oct 26, 2012 08:15 BST

Exercise Tyr (Øvelse Tyr), the Norwegian Police Service’s annual national crisis response exercise, will take place in the Oslo area from 30 October to 1 November this year. The exercise will focus on both criminal activity and terrorism.

Although many aspects of the exercise will be carried out at Oslo Airport, the airport’s management team will strive to ensure that airport operations will run as normal, with little if any disruption.

Exercise Tyr will be the largest full-scale emergency training exercise in Norwegian history. The Norwegian Police Service will concentrate on their ability to coordinate operations with the Norwegian Armed Forces and other emergency services. Oslo Airport will concentrate on keeping flights on schedule and giving travellers the best service possible. Minor travel delays may occur, and if they do, Oslo Airport asks travellers for their patience and understanding. It is important that all travellers follow the instructions and information given by the Police, Armed Forces and Oslo Airport. Please check your flight status through your airline.

“It is important to test emergency preparedness throughout the airport and we will do all we can to ensure a good exercise. At the same time, it is our goal to operate the airport as normal,” says Vegar Gystad, Head of Media Relations for Oslo Airport.

If you have questions about Exercise Tyr, please contact the Exercise Press Centre at +47 488 82 836.

If you have any questions about flight traffic situation at Oslo Airport, please call our regular press contact telephone at +47 918 15 614. 

Oslo Lufthavn AS (OSL) owns and operates Norway's main airport, Oslo Airport at Gardermoen. OSL is an important transport hub in Norway with more than 21 million passengers and more than 200,000 aircraft movements every year. Oslo Lufthavn AS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avinor.

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