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The airspace over southern Norway is temporarily closed – major delays in air traffic


The entire airspace is temporarily closed in southern Norway on Thursday morning. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

Of NTB | 25.04.2024 07:12:58

Economy and business: – Significant delays are expected. Duration is currently unknown. We encourage all travelers to refer to the information they receive from their airline. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes. This is all the information we have at the moment. We will come back with more information. writes Avinor in a press release.

At Oslo Airport, the last flight took off at 6 o’clock, according to Avinor’s overview.

NTB spoke just after 6.30 with a passenger on a plane that was supposed to take off from Gardermoen, but where the pilot stated that air traffic control is down all over the country, and that the entire system is paralysed.

– Now the airspace in SN is closed in the whole of southern Norway due to challenges at Røyken. For now, the airspace is closed. We are doing what we can to find the fault and get traffic moving again. It is too early to say when that will happen, says communications manager Kristine Framholt at Avinor to NTB.

She asks the passengers to travel to the airports as usual.

– Do as normal if you do not receive any other message from your airline, says Framholt.

– Even if the airspace is closed, these will probably be allowed to land as normal, says Skaar.

– And then no more planes will take off until the situation is clarified, he says.

Avinor is responsible for 43 state-owned airports as well as the air traffic control service for civil and military aviation in Norway.

Avinor confirms to NTB that the error occurred a little before 6.30.

There were several planes in the airspace in southern Norway when the news came from Avinor. These planes will probably be allowed to land, says operations manager Øystein Skaar at Bergen Airport Flesland The Bergen newspaper.


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