Avinor posts duty-free sales increase

More passengers means more non-aviation revenue
Norwegian airport operator Avinor says it boosted duty-free sales and rental for the first half of 2017 to NOK 1.2 billion (€129 million), from NOK 1.15 billion in the same period last year.
Air traffic measured by number of passengers flying via Avinor’s airports in the same period rose 4.3%, with international traffic up 7% but domestic traffic increasing by only 2.7%.
Traffic at Oslo Gardermoen grew 7.3%, contrasting with the combined growth of other airports at 1.2%.
Major highlights in the first half of 2017 included the opening of the new extended terminal areas at Oslo Gardermoen and the 80th anniversary of Stavanger airport, Avinor said. The new Bergen airport officially opened in August.


Check Also

SAS, passengers, stats, numbers, figures, Norwegian, monthly, June, 2018, weaker, stronger, routes

SAS sets another passenger record

The airline has broken its previous monthly passenger record from 2014, though it is still behind Norwegian.

Norwegian, Krabi, Bangkok, beach, Thailand, resort, city, holiday, Nordic, scandinavia, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, days, winter, week

Norwegian to fly to Krabi in Thailand

Flights this coming winter season will go direct to the Thai beach destination from Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo.

SAS, Norwegian, airline, history, story, Scandinavia, aviation, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Pole, flight, intercontinental

Goodbye Scandinavian Airlines System, welcome SAS!

It has been a long and eventful journey for Scandinavia’s premier airline. Now that Norway has sold its remaining shares in the airline, it is the end of an era – and what an era!

Norwegian, behaviour, Norway, airlines, plane, travel, bad, smoking, abusive, passengers, alcohol, fine

Big rise in passenger trouble in Norway

Pilots say that the alarming trend is due to alcohol availability and passengers feeling cramped.

Norwegian, seat, light, weight, slim, space, pitch, tall passengers, MAX, 737, delivery, cabin

Norwegian adds new “slimline” seats to 737 MAX

The airline is introducing slimmer seats, now receiving the first of 12 new-look 737 MAX aircraft this year.

Norwegian, Canada, first, launch, flights, travel, Dublin, Europe, Ireland, Toronto, airport, Hamilton

Norwegian opens its first route to Canada

The low-cost long-haul carrier has finally announced the start of its first flights to Canada – in a highly competitive market.