International traffic at Torp Airport fell by 90% in January

Torp airportPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

Only 21,998 passengers traveled from Sandefjord Airport Torp in January, compared with 142,419 the same month last year. International traffic decreased the most – over 90%.

The corona situation still holds a strong grip on the airport in Sandefjord. 

In January, traffic fell by 84.6%, and foreign traffic has suffered the most.

Foreign traffic fell by as much as 90.1% and ended up at only 11,380 passengers, compared with 115,366 in the same period last year. 

For domestic travel, the decrease was 60.8%. The number of travelers ended up at 10,608 compared to 27,053 travelers the year before.

In a press release, the airport stated that the large decline is due to the corona situation. 

Marketing and communications manager Tine Kleive-Mathisen at Torp noted that vaccines have a key role in tackling the pandemic.

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

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