Soon funeral for Rygge – everything ready for final departure

Moss Lufthavn RyggeRyanair fly fed terminalen Moss Lufthavn Rygge. Foto: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Saturday night will see the last civil aircraft leave from Moss Airport Rygge. Those who are left without work are  celebrating the event with funerals.

While Ryanair’s last flight takes off from Rygge – at 21.21 Saturday evening, bound for Poland – shouts of the “departure” of the funeral procession will be called out.

Equipped with their own boarding passes they will go through security to the terminal, where there will be funerals and a feast.

– All departments are concerned that we are go down with the flag flying, so we hope everything will go smoothly for the last flight, says CEO Pål Tandberg to news agency NTB.

Closes after nine years

Moss Airport Rygge closes its doors after nine years of operation. Ryanair blames tickets are too expensive with the new aircraft seat fee, and removed its base at the airport.

Thus, it is no longer a sufficient business foundation for the current owners to continue operating. Ryanair will instead fly from Gardermoen, with the same tax.

Around 400 have jobs at the airport, less than 100 of them have got a new job.

The company Rygge Airport (RA) has put in place an important agreement with NDEA and says it wants to keep employees’ skills, but is still far from the success of their plans to drive the civilian airport on.

The company has been granted a license from the Ministry of Transport, and agreed with NDEA for access to airport facilities, runway and other infrastructure Armed Forces own, according to newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

– Breakthrough

– 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 CEO Knut R. Johannessen in Rygge Airport.

He said a rapid clarification is necessary to get started operation this summer.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today