Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Norway airport strikes over

The strikes at Avinor (the Norwegian Airport authority) are over.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Norway airport strike update

The strike by airport staff in Norway has been expanded to include more airports. Most worryingly is the statement that the two sides involved in the dispute have not even been in discussions since 16th May. . . .

On Tuesday, May 20., six additional airports, including Stavanger airport Sola, were closed due to the airport strike. There has been no contact between Avinor and LO Stat after negotiations did not lead to a solution during the night on May 16.

"Any future dialogue will be between Avinor’s employer organization Spekter and LO Stat, but for now, we can not say anything about when such contact will be re-established," says Director Public Affairs and Communication, Ove Narvesen, in Avinor.

He regrets the consequences passengers and airlines face because of the strike.

From Tuesday, May 20., six additional airports got closed. These are:

  • Stavanger airport, Sola
  • Alta airport
  • Leknes airport
  • Sandnessjøen airport, Stokka
  • Sogndal airport, Haukåsen
  • Svolvær airport, Helle

Sola airport closed at 0700 on May 20. The five other airports will be closed from normal opening hours. The strike will also be extended to Oslo Airport Gardermoen, but except for flights to the closed airports, traffic will run normally.

Bergen airport Flesland, Harstad/Narvik airport Evenes, Molde airport Årø, Mo i Rana airport Rossvold and Mosjøen airport Kjærstad have been closed due to the strike since May 16.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Airport Closures in Norway due to strike

Since Friday 16 May the following airports in Norway have been closed due to a strike.

Bergen airport
Harstad/Narvik airport
Molde airport
Mo i Rana airport
Mosjøen airport

Now Kristiansund airport has also been closed.

If the strike continues the next airports to be closed will be


The strike may eventually be expanded to Oslo airport.

Tips :
  • Keep in touch with your airline about possible cancellation /rebboking and also arrangements to change your flight to alternative open airport in Norway.

  • Keep an eye on the Avinor homepage. They own and operate 46 airports in Norway

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Icelandic Kroner falls makes Reykjavik cheaper

Fall in Icelandic Kroner makes now a good time to visit Reykjavik and Iceland.

About a year ago 1 of your British pounds would have bought you 125 Icelandic Kroner, today you will get more like 150 Icelandic Crowns to the pound. This is despite the fact that Sterling has fallen against many other currencies, notably the Euro. So while a trip to Spain is getting that much dearer, Iceland (never cheap, mind you) is now more affordable than for a long time.

Another nice thing is that Iceland is not in the EU so you can do real duty free shopping.

Check Iceland Express for cheap flights to Reykjavik. Iceland Express fly daily from London and other European cities.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Free to enter holiday competitions

Do you Really want to go to one or more of the Nordic countries but don't want to pay for it ?

Try your luck at these free to enter competitions and you might be lucky enough to win a free holiday.

Or try the National Lottery

Good Luck !

Friday, 2 May 2008

Deal : Cruise Tour to Norway

Good deal here on a Bergen and Stavanger Cruise and sightseeing package

The Queen of Scandinavia sailing from Newcastle

What's included

• 3 nights onboard ship in a Seaways Class Cabin with twin beds
• Sightseeing Coach trip from Bergen to Stavanger
• Live onboard entertainment

Price based on 2 sharing an inside cabin, single supplement applies.
Cabin upgrades possible, best prices for these seem to be on 9th September sailing.

See the full itinerary

Departure Dates
20th May
3rd June
9th October
7th, 28th November

Days and times
Outward: Dep: Tuesday at 18:30 Arr: Wednesday at 23:00
Homeward: Dep: Thursday at 11:00 Arr: Friday at 15:00

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Sterling airlines TV ad

A while ago we wrote about the rebrand by Sterling airlines.

Here is the TV commercial that goes with it....

Seems the song is creating quite a stir so turn your sound on !

If you know who the artist behind the song please let everyone know by leaving a comment.