A few days before the last civil aircraft took off from Rygge, the company Rygge Airport signed an important agreement with NDEA (Norwegian Defence Estates Agency) . The goal is to re-open the airport in April.
The company, which will continue the civil business at Rygge, recently received approval for a license from the Ministry of Transport.
They now have agreed with NDEA for access to airport facilities, runway and other infrastructure that the Armed Forces own, writes newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.
– Now we have a real breakthrough. The next step is to access the terminal building and parking garage owned by the current airport operator, says Rygge Airport CEO Knut R. Johannessen.
He says a rapid clarification is necessary to be able to start operations this summer.
He said the company aims for a re-opening of the airport on April 1 next year.
Saturday night there will be a celebration to observe the last civilian departure, a Ryanair flight to Wroclaw in Poland.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today