Traffic at Oslo Airport almost matches CPH in April
Passenger numbers at Oslo Airport rebounded in April, showing a 12.1% increase over the same month in 2012. The number of passengers travelling through the airport in April totalled 1,889,018. But it was not enough to catch Copenhagen Airport where pax grew 2.2% to reach 1,962,190.
Due to the shifting dates of recent public holidays, figures for March and April provide a more correct picture for OSL when combined, showing a steadier growth rate of 3.8%. Copenhagen Airport’s year-to-date increase for 2013 is just 0.1%.
Domestic traffic was behind Oslo’s April rise, surging 20% during the month. International traffic had a more moderate increase of 5.3%. Trondheim is still the busiest route out of OSL (170,728 passengers in April), followed by Bergen, Stavanger and Copenhagen. Routes to London saw strong growth, up 6.1%, followed by Tromsø, which had a 5% increase.
The 2.2% growth at Copenhagen Airport was partly due to a growing number of passengers on the Copenhagen-Berlin route. Passenger numbers on this route have grown 14.6% so far this year. There are 62 weekly flights from Copenhagen to Berlin, the biggest airline on the route being Air Berlin, followed by SAS, easyJet and Norwegian.
But the biggest destination at CPH is still London, reaching 519,107 passengers in the first four months of 2013. Overall, international traffic grew 2.8% in April and 1.9% in the first four months of the year.
[pictured: Boarding at Oslo Airport; Photo: Trond Isaksen / Oslo Lufthavn AS]