Kjos dismisses new runway at Oslo Airport

Norwegian CEO Bjorn KjosNorwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos.Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

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


2 Comments on "Kjos dismisses new runway at Oslo Airport"

  1. Rikard Odin Stadheim | 22. November 2016 at 21:19 |

    LOL! Why not just shut down Gardermoen then, and the demand will soon disappear. Now wouldn’t that philosophy improve Norway’s business climate?

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