Avinor expects doubling of passengers when it comes to domestic travel

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By the summer, Avinor expects a doubling in the number of passengers when it comes to domestic travel in Norway. But growth in foreign travel is not so likely to occur that soon.

Last year’s summer was characterized by Norwegians spending their holidays in their own country. This summer is set to be characterized by the same trend.

This year, Avinor expects a decrease of 60% compared to the pre-corona year of 2019, newspaper E24 writes. Still, there is cause for optimism. 

“The arrows are pointing upwards now,” airport director Helge Eidsnes noted.

“As of now, international traffic is only 3% of what it was in 2019. It will still take some time before international traffic picks up noticeably,” Avinor CEO Abraham Foss said.

Travel-related challenges

“I think that the travel figures will be higher during the autumn holidays than in the summer holidays this year,” Foss added.

He also noted that they think many Norwegians long to get on a plane to travel away, but that they are dependent on the situation both in Norway and in other countries. 

The travel industry is expected to recover in 2022. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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