Last year’s volcanic ash results in abnormally high growth figures
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Avinor | No comments yet
In April a total of 3,437,622 passengers travelled to or from one of Avinor’s airports…
In April a total of 3,437,622 passengers travelled to or from one of Avinor’s airports. This is a huge increase of 44 percent compared to the April last year. This is primarily due to the disruptions caused by the Icelandic volcano eruption last year. However, even compared to 2009 growth is significant.
Compared to the April figures from 2009, the increase is close to 12 percent. That year Easter, like this year, was in April. Domestic growth, compared to 2009, was more than 7 percent, while international growth was more than 21 percent.
“Due to the volcanic ash crisis there is little point comparing the figures for April this year with last year’s figures, but the general trend in 2011 is nevertheless clear: Traffic growth so far this year is more than 15 percent,” says Director of Communications with Avinor, Ove Narvesen.
So far this year more than 13 million passengers have travelled through Avinor’s airports.