Airport Strike Threatens to Ground 30,000 Passengers in Norway Today

Norwegian Airport Operator Avinor

The Norwegian airport operator Avinor is currently in negotiations with unions representing airport employees. If an agreement had not be reached by the deadline of midnight last night, June 16, about 300 airport personnel will go on strike today, Friday 17 June at 11 a.m.

If that happens the result is that nine of 46 airports operated by Avinor will be closed, affecting 30,000 passengers according to Avinor.

The airports at risk are: Alta, Bergen, Førde, Haugesund, Honningsvåg, Leknes, Rørvik, Sandnessjøen og Ålesund.

Oslo airport, with about half of Norway’s passenger volume, will continue to operate even if there is a strike tomorrow, though Avinor says the strike may cause delays throughout the network of Airports.

According to the Local, one of the main points in the negotiations concerns changes to employee pension plans.