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Aviation industry in Norway - statistics and facts

In recent years, Norwegian air carriers have experienced a continuous increase in gross revenue, reaching a peak of over 49.5 billion kroner in 2019. The large increase in revenue comes as a result of the establishment of more air transport companies. By the end 2019, there were a total of 112 companies in the Norwegian aviation industry. With more companies operating in the industry, a total of 7,221 individuals were employed in the Scandinavian country. The positive growth seen in this industry comes as no surprise, with a continued rise in investments made in the industry. By the end of 2018, over 208 million euros were invested in improving airport infrastructure.

Impact of coronavirus pandemic on Norway's aviation industry

In spite of reporting positive performance growth in the industry, the industry saw a sharp decline in aircraft movements from 677,000 in 2019 to 428,000 in 2020. The decrease came as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though flight operations were reduced especially internationally, there were a total of 317,517 domestic scheduled flights. During this time, the Oslo Gardamoen was the busiest airport in Norway, handling more than 125,400 movements in 2020.

With planes grounded and operations extremely limited by COVID-19 restrictions, Norwegian airlines transported only 12.12 million passengers domestically in 2020. In this period, Norwegian airports reported a 63 percent decline in the total number of passengers in 2020, with only 20 million individuals contributing to Norwegian air traffic. Cargo traffic that included freight and mail was highest at the Oslo Gardamoen airport, handling about 36,600 tons through this period.

Leading airlines

In the 2019/2020 fiscal year, Norwegian Air Shuttle led the list of Norwegian air transport companies with the most revenue, amounting to 40 billion kroner. In the same period, Sweden-based SAS Scandinavian Airlines generated a revenue of 20.5 million Swedish kroner, a 77 percent decline relative to the previous year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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