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Passenger figures for February: Strong growth internationally but flat development domestically


3.5 million travelers used Avinor's airports in February.

Mikkel Moxness Avinor

-The positive trend in the number of international travelers from January continues in February. Compared to February last year, the growth in international travelers is14 percent. The number of domestic trips increased by 6 percent, says Abraham Foss, CEO of Avinor. -This is also a continuation of the trend from last year where international traffic drives the development, while domestic traffic levels flattens out.

Adjusted for the leap day, the growth is 1% for domestic and 10% for international, resulting in a total growth of 4%.

Passenger numbers

2,151,462 passengers traveled domestically, and 1,358,725 traveled internationally in February.

Flight movements

Avinor had 51,554 commercial flight movements in February. That is 3 percent more than in February 2023.

Drone flights

In February, 1,267 drone flights were reported in Ninox Drone, Avinor's drone management system.

-This is almost a doubling of the number of flights compared to February 2023, says Mats Gjertsen, who leads Avinor's drone program. -These are high numbers for a winter month. We believe that the number of flights will continue to increase in the coming months as we move towards spring, with higher temperatures and more stable weather, concludes Gjertsen..


Om Avinor

Avinor is a wholly-owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is responsible for 43 state-owned airports.

Avinor has taken a leading role in reducing climate gas emissions from the aviation industry, including the development of electric aircrafts and supplying sustainable jet-biojetfuel.

Avinor provides safe and efficient travels for around 50 million passengers annualy, half of which travel to and from Oslo Airport.

Over 3000 employees are responsible for planning, developing and operating an efficient airport and air navigation service. Avinor is financed via airport charges and commercial sales.  The air navigation services is organized as ​subsidiary wholly-owned by Avinor. Avinor's headquarter is in Oslo.

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