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The largest increase in passenger numbers for November 2021 is seen in international traffic


A total of 3 113 261 passengers traveled to or from Avinor’s airports during the month of November. Compared to the same month in 2020, the traffic has increased more than threefold, but at the same time it represents a 25 percent reduction compared to November 2019.

The greatest increase in passenger numbers can be seen in the international traffic. International passenger traffic has increased almost ninefold compared to November 2020, following a rise of 786 percent.

‘We have seen a sharp increase in travelers on international flights compared to the previous year. This clearly correlates with global travel restrictions being removed as of October 1st. Norwegians are increasingly seeking travel outside of the borders, says Gaute Skallerud Riise’, Avinor’s Vice President Traffic Development.

The trend is negative

‘At the same time, we are seeing that coming in to December, the positive trend has turned. This has to do with the reinstatement of restrictions in Norway and internationally, due to an increase in Covid-19 infections and the emerging Omicron variant. How this will affect traffic in the coming period will depend on further clarifications around the Omicron variant, and how the infection rate develops, adds Skallerud Riise.

Domestic passenger numbers saw an increase of 173 per cent in November, compared to November 2020.

Measured against November 2019 the total decrease in passenger traffic, both domestic and international, for Avinor’s airports is 25 per cent. Measured against October 2021 the decrease is 6 per cent.

See detailed traffic figures in the link below:


About The Avinor Group

Avinor is a wholly-owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is responsible for 44 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 annually, 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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