Norway airports to undergo airspace overhaul

20 October 2014 (Last Updated October 20th, 2014 18:30)

Norwegian airport operator Avinor will be implementing a number of changes in airspace organisation to help the airports tackle growth in air traffic, enhance safety and improve operations.

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Norwegian airport operator Avinor will be implementing a number of changes in airspace organisation to help the airports tackle growth in air traffic, enhance safety and improve operations.

Aimed at reducing environmental footprints, the changes developed in dialogue with the airlines will influence a total of 16 airports, including the airports in Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim.

The company has announced that the changes to be implemented on 13 November will lead to delays.

Post implementation, the number of arrivals at the largest airports will be reduced for flight safety and ensure system operational capability.

"The number of arrivals at the largest airports will be reduced for flight safety and ensure system operational capability."

Avinor has also announced that the largest delays should be expected in the morning hours of 13 November. The restrictions will be lifted gradually until normal operations at all the airports are allowed. The company said that it is working closely with the airlines in an attempt to minimise the impacts of the changes on passengers.

The airports to be impacted are Bergen / Flesland, Florø, Førde / Bringeland, Haugesund / Karmøy, Kristiansand / Kjevik, Kristiansund / Kvernberget, Molde / Årø, Røros, Sandane / Anda, Sogndal, Stord / Sørstokken, Stavanger / Sola, Trondheim / Værnes, Ørland, Ørsta-Volda / Hovden og Ålesund / Vigra.

The delays at these airports might also lead to delays at a few other airports in the country. The changes will also affect helicopter traffic for the Norwegian continental shelf.


Image: The overhaul will affect 16 airports across Norway. Photo: courtesy of Mynewsdesk.