Airline traffic soars at Gardermoen

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Traffic through Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen, which also functions as Norway’s gateway airport, soared last year both in terms of passenger numbers and flight takeoffs and landings. Overseas departures jumped the most.

More than 19 million passengers traveled through Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen (OSL), which opened in 1998. That’s up 5.5 percent from 2009, reports news bureau NTB, despite effects of the global finance crisis. The number of takeoffs and landings rose to 212,311, up by 1,282 or 0.6 percent.

Fully 10,126,944 of the passengers were traveling abroad, up 7.1 percent over 2009, but down 2.1 percent from Gardermoen’s record year in 2008.

The airport at Bergen reported a 4.5 percent increase in traffic, while traffic was up 2.8 percent in Trondheim and 1.5 percent in Stavanger.

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