In 2010 19,091,113 passengers travelled through Oslo Airport. This is 1,003,391 or 5.5% more than in 2009.
The number of aircraft movements was 212,311. This was an increase of 1,282 or 0.6%. For purposes of comparison, there were 211,000 aircraft movements in 1999. This means that OSL processed 5 million more passengers in 2010 with approximately the same number of aircraft as in its initial year. The aircraft are both larger and fuller than previously.
International flights accounted for 10,126,944 passengers. This is 667,103 or 7.1% more than in 2009, but still 2.1% less than the peak year of 2008. The number of domestic passengers amounted to 8,964,169. This is 336,288 or 3.9% more than in 2009, and almost the same number as 2008.
The last month of the year saw 1,378,314 passengers. This represents an increase of 114,485 or 9.1% compared to December last year. There was strong growth on most routes, but problems with snow reduced traffic on London.
After the summer every month has been an “all time high,” and barring the volcanic ash clouds from Iceland, annual traffic would have been higher than the 2008 peak year.
“Demand is back, and we expect continued growth in the years ahead. We are therefore very happy that the Ministry of Transport and Communications, through its license, has given the go-ahead for a substantial development of the existing terminal,” says Knut Stabæk, Marketing Manager for Traffic Development.