The airlines owe the passengers about 3 billion kroner

Fly at Oslo airportGardermoen.Fly at Oslo airport.Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Many are waiting for a refund for canceled flights. It is estimated that the total amount the airlines owe their passengers is up to 3 billion kroner.

The estimate comes from the Ministry of Transport and includes canceled journeys in the period March 12 until the end of July, writes Bergens Tidende.

For June and July alone, reimbursements of between 1.8 and 2 billion kroner are expected, according to NHO Luftfart’s CEO Torbjørn Lothe.

“There is certainly a danger that the airlines will fall off the edge,” says Lothe.

The airline industry is severely affected by the corona crisis, and Lothe points out that the airlines SAS, Norwegian and Widerøe have now had three months with almost no turnover.

“Then they also do not have a cash flow which is usually used to pay for the operation. We have estimated that the three airlines will have a turnover loss of around NOK 15 billion from March 12 through September,” says Lothe.

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