8-Sep-2009 9:44 AM

Avinor requests no increase in airport charges in 2010

Norway's Avinor announced (07-Sep-09) it has requested the Ministry of Transport and Communications to freeze airport charges at their present level throughout 2010, due to the effects of the global financial downturn on the aviation industry. The airport management previously recommended an increase in charges of around 3.5% in 2010. Avinor stated it will seek to compensate for the loss of income through internal measures to improve results. Given unchanged traffic volumes, the changes will result in a loss of income of about EUR16.3 million for Avinor in 2010. [more]