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Inside Oslo Gardermoen (photo: Avinor)

Easter record breaking anticipated for Gardermoen

More than 100,000 passengers will be passing through Norway’s main airport in a single day this Easter, but Saturday will be quiet.

This will probably be the busiest Easter ever at Norway’s biggest airport, Oslo Gardermoen, with in excess of 100,000 passengers passing through in a single day.

The busiest day will be April 19, Easter Friday, when there are an anticipated 102,530 passengers the newspaper VG writes.

On Thursday April 18, 95,356 passengers are expected, and the day before that 84,280 are likely to turn up, as for many that’s when the holiday begins.

However, numbers are expected to slump on the eve of Easter, otherwise known as Holy Saturday, when just 41,123 travellers will show up at the airport.

Extra time
In any case, everyone planning to travel should calculate a little extra time into their scheduling, recommends Joachim Wester Andersen, communications director at Oslo Gardermoen.

The usual processes of check in, dispatching luggage, security checks, walking time and – most importantly – ordering the airport’s street food could take longer than anticipated.

He also recommends extra time to travel outside the Schengen zone – for example to the UK amid the Brexit uncertainty – as there may be queues at passport control.

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