Demand for international trips is increasing, which has consequences for the number of flights. This week, almost 500 departures will fly from Norway to abroad.
International traffic since March 12 has seen a decline of between 95 and 99 per cent. Last week, however, the decline was “only” 91 percent, writes E24.
The newspaper points out that international traffic is picking up again and that airlines now offer trips to Spain and Portugal, among others.
Among the airlines that have noticed an increase in passenger numbers are Air France and KLM. The two companies will have 44 weekly flights from Norway to Amsterdam and Paris this summer – which is four times as many as they had earlier this year.
The development is similar for SAS and Norwegian. Since mid-June, SAS has almost doubled their capacity to 30 aircraft in operation, and another 15 aircraft will be put into operation in July. Norwegian has 20 aircraft in operation from Norwegian bases after reopening several routes from July 1st.
Despite rising passenger numbers, the companies emphasize that it is far from a normal summer.
“We increased from 30 flights in June to 40 in July. This corresponds to about 30 per cent of our capacity at a time when airlines generally have full production,” says Head of Media Relations John Eckhoff of SAS to E24.
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