Norwegian airline industry is the safest since 1970

Airline industryIt has not been as safe as it is at present to be an airline passenger in Norway since 1970, says senior advisor Eirik Svare in the analytics department at the Civil Aviation Authority.

No passengers or crew members were hurt during a flight in Norway or with a Norwegian airline abroad last year. 

 "This is very impressive when you consider that close to 50 million passengers were transported in 2013," Svare tells NRK.

The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority has had to go all the way back to 1970 to find similar figures. 

"Since 1970 there has only been one more year with no accidents in the Norwegian airline industry," Svare explains. 

Passengers are also pleased to hear the promising statistics:

"It is reassuring to hear that safety is a priority. Then we'll just have to accept that they take away our water bottles when we go through security," says airline passenger Rune Sletbakk in Mo i Rana. He has flown a lot the past 30 years due to his work in the oil industry. 

In 2013, a total of 48,3 million passengers traveled to and from Norwegian airports. The airline traffic from Avinor's airports increased by 4,3 percent compared to 2012. 






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