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Airports in Scandinavia see big rises in summer

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Oslo, Copenhagen, airports in Sweden report on July

Oslo Airport says that summer 2013 has been the busiest season in its history. A new record for the number of travellers in a single month was set in July when 2,219,419 passengers travelled via the airport, an increase of 7.1% on the same month last year.

International routes grew the most, surging 10.4%, while domestic traffic increased by 1.3%. The route to London saw the highest growth, up 18.2% from July 2012, while the route to Trondheim was the largest, with 103,593 passengers.

The growth in traffic comes as the airport is in the middle of its biggest expansion since 1998. FlightStats also showed that Oslo Airport ranked number three for punctuality at major airports in Europe in July, with 86.3% of flights on schedule.

Copenhagen Airport passed the 2.4 million passenger mark for the first time ever in a single month as traffic in July increased by 4.9% year-on-year. A total of 2,426,424 passengers travelled through CPH during the month.

International passengers were up 4.2%, domestic up 16.1%, transfer pax up 4.3%. CPH said the number of intercontinental passengers rose by 10%, thanks in part to the new SAS service to San Francisco and increased capacity on routes such as Air Canada to Toronto. Travel to London grew by 11.1% in July.

The number of passengers at Swedavia’s airports was up 9% in July compared to the same month in 2012, with 2.9 million passengers flying to or from one of the airport authority’s ten airports. The number of domestic passengers increased by 6%, international pax by 10%.

TTG Nordic

[photo courtesy Swedavia]

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