Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos believes there will not be a need for a third runway at the airport if an airline passenger tax is maintained.
The air passenger duty will stifle demand, he says to newspaper Finansavisen.
– We have already seen the consequences at Rygge. The marginal routes disappear, and then it is not profitable to build a third runway, said Kjos.
CEO Dag Falk-Petersen Avinor disagrees with the initiative, although he agrees that the fee is unfortunate for Norway’s competitiveness.
– For us there has never been any doubt, a third runway should be built regardless of if the air passenger duty is maintained or not, he says.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today