As of Thursday evening, the situation between NHO Service and Parat remains unresolved. Avinor Oslo Airport continues planning efforts, with a view toward a possible strike.
Oslo Airport has previously warned that the security check will be closed from 06.00 hours on Friday, 10 June, based on the notice of collective work stoppage from Parat. This is because reduced capacity will result in significant security challenges. Normal operations will continue at Oslo Airport until such time as the potential strike is implemented.
Oslo Airport will keep the security check open as long as possible, and hopes to make the situation as easy as possible for passengers.
“We have decided to keep the security check open for as long as it is safe and sound to do so. The situation is under continuous evaluation by Oslo Airport, in close dialogue with the police and other entities. The number of people in the departures hall and behind the security check will determine whether we can keep the security check open. The issue is how many people we are allowed to have in the terminal at any given time, according to fire regulations,” says head of communications Joachim Westher Andersen.
Travellers are encouraged to report at the airport as normal. We advice passengers to contact their airline for information regarding their individual flight.
If the number of travellers exceeds what is prudent, we may be forced to shut down the security check before a potential strike occurs.
“We are doing everything we can to make sure traffic flows optimally, given the constraints we have. Unfortunately, a potential strike will have major consequences for everyone who is headed out to travel,” says Andersen.
“At the same time, we also want to encourage travellers to travel with hand luggage only, insofar as possible. This will help ease the strain on the baggage facility.
All transfer traffic will run normally, with the exception of Connecting Norway, which will close at 14.00 hours, and for travellers transferring from international to domestic flights. This will be closed when the security check shuts down.
Oslo Airport will provide continuous updates on the situation via its website, in social media, as well as via traditional media channels.
Source: Avinor / Norway Today