Torp lost nine out of ten passengers in June

Sandefjord Airport, TorpSandefjord Airport, Torp.Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

After Torp Airport reopened in June for traffic, a total of 21,160 traveled to or from the airport. This is a decrease of 89 percent from the same month of last year.

Overall there were 172,696 less passengers at the airport compared to June of 2019. 

8,995 passengers had domestic travels, here there was a decrease of 71.9 percent. International flights had both the most passengers and the biggest decrease, with 12,165 and 92.5 percent.

-” The traffic in June was about 10 percent of a regular June. We are expecting it to double in July and anticipate the traffic to slowly grow, but to surely grow gradually month by month going forward.”, said Tine Kleive-Mathisen, Head of Marketing and Communication during a press conference at Torp Airport. 

Now Widerøe has resumed routes to Bergen and Stavanger, in addition to summer routes that go directly to Bodø, Evenes, and Tromsø. Wizz Air has the majority of air traffic with routes to multiple Polish cities, as well as  Lithuania’s Vilnius, Latvia’s Riga, and Bucharest, Romania.

Kleive-Mathisen emphasizes that this start up takes place with close dialogue and cooperation with the different municipal heads with regards to infection measures and with the police with regard to entry restrictions. 

Ryanair began flying again at the end of June with one route to Poland. In the beginning of July, the company also reopened routes to multiple European cities. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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