Passengers in northern Norway could be hit by fuel strike

Tromso airportTromso Airport.Photo: Jan-Morten Bjørnbakk / NTB scanpix

The strike affecting refueling of aircraft could cause the airport in Tromsø to run out of fuel. This could have consequences for Widerøe passengers, said the airline.

“So far, fuel is available in Tromso, but beyond Sunday afternoon or Monday morning it will run dry. Then, we have to refuel at the smaller airports in Finnmark, which means that we need more fuel in the plane, which will increase the weight of the aircraft, and ultimately we’ll get over weight limit,” says director of communications and public relations in Widerøe, Silje Brandvoll to NRK news.

Then, it may be necessary to rely on passenger to prevent the planes from being too heavy.
Saturday morning, 21 Parat members went on strike after the fracture in negotiations in a oil transportation agreement. Avinor stated that at the moment, there will be limited consequences for airports in Stavanger, Bergen, and Tromsø.
From June 29 onwards, the conflict will be stepped up further, and employees at airports in Trondheim and Bodo be affected by the strike.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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