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.

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