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Norway Airports Closed Excl. OSL  
User currently offlineHorvik89 From Norway, joined Nov 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

Can you believe this?!
They closed down almost all the major airport in Norway. This including Trondheim, Stavanger, Bergen etc....
All SAS, Norwegian and all other carriers have canceled flights to and from the airports. Oslo remains open, but no flights will be operating between the capital and the rest of the country. Now if anybody knows Norway, its not easy getting around the huge mountains and it is really time consuming, so plane is the best and fastest way. I'm traveling to Stavanger from Birmingham, UK, on Thursday. What can i do? There is always the option of just not going... But if i seriously HAVE to, what can i do!

Thanks....


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9054 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3860 times:
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Quoting Horvik89 (Thread starter):

Where did you get that info from?! And WHY would they close ALL airports except OSL?! Details and a source please!

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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3860 times:

Huh? For what reason would they close down all airports except for OSL?

I can hardly believe this, do you have a source?

[Edited 2008-05-20 10:27:16]

User currently offlineHorvik89 From Norway, joined Nov 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3855 times:

Here is the link:

http://avinor.no/en/avinor/press/_ne...nOverride=details&id=tcm:181-57833

its been flooding the Norwegian media! And i hate how they are dealing with the situation!

As much as i love my country, sometimes they do really stupid things!



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25513 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3855 times:

There is a nationwide strike going on --
http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/05/20/afx5028953.html



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3833 times:



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 2):
can hardly believe this, do you have a source?

This is true, and amazing. To just close all airports is crazy,



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9054 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3833 times:
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Quoting Horvik89 (Reply 3):

Thanks for the link! That sucks indeed! But it's a strike, so I bet you don't have many options...

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User currently offlineHorvik89 From Norway, joined Nov 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3814 times:

Wow, only way of getting into the country is by going to OSLO and bus'ing around..... But its so time consuming... Some people have even gone to the extent of chartering themselves private jets and landing at remote airports NOT operated by Avinor...

Sick patients up north aren't even getting their medications, its pretty much paralyzed the whole country from the outside world.

And thinking that Norway is really modern and all that..... They didn't need to shut down ALL the airports on the west coast, but they just had to..... Whats the worst thing out of all, Both Avinor and STAT aren't even talking about figuring it out....  Angry

[Edited 2008-05-20 10:32:26]


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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3805 times:



Quoting Horvik89 (Reply 7):
Wow, only way of getting into the country is by going to OSLO and bus'ing around..... But its so time consuming... Some people have even gone to the extent of chartering themselves private jets and landing at remote airports NOT operated by Avinor...

Sick patients up north aren't even getting their medications, its pretty much paralyzed the whole country from the outside world.

Wow that sucks. Who exactly is striking? And what for?


User currently offlineDelta763 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3791 times:

Where's Ronald Reagan when you need him?

User currently offlineHorvik89 From Norway, joined Nov 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3777 times:

Avinor ( operator of airport ) and STAT who payes them , all government owned, Avinor wants more money i guess, and STAT doesn't agree with them. So Avinor closes all of its airports... So now sick patients needing treatment cant receive their meds, and not only that, the post is paralyzed as well....


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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3665 times:



Quoting Horvik89 (Reply 10):
Avinor ( operator of airport ) and STAT who payes them , all government owned, Avinor wants more money i guess, and STAT doesn't agree with them. So Avinor closes all of its airports... So now sick patients needing treatment cant receive their meds, and not only that, the post is paralyzed as well....

Just to get the details correct: It's not Avinor that's on strike, Avinor is the employer, and there are some of Avinor's employees that are on strike, mainly those dealing with fire and rescue and the running of the airport (and not the flights controllers that also are employees). So it's not Avinor that wants more money, is their employees that wants more (although they get more than enough paid already and are a bunch of spoiled gready ba****rds)

The strike has actually been going on for a while

These airports have been closed since 16/5
Bergen (BGO) (Norways 2nd larges airport), Harstad/Narvik Evenes (EVE), Molde (MOL), Mo i Rana, Mosjøen

In addition did Kristiansund (KSU) close 17/5

Today, the strike was expanded and now, Stavanger (SVG)(Norway's 3rd largest airport), Alta, Sogndal, Leknes, Svolvær, Sandnessjøen also are closed.

Oslo Airport (OSL) and Trondheim (TRD) are the only major airports that still are open. There have not been any signals that the strike will be expanded further, although it doesn't look like it will be over soon.


User currently offlineSpeedyGonzales From Norway, joined Sep 2007, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3630 times:

The following airports are closed according to www.avinor.no:
Alta lufthavn
Bergen lufthavn, Flesland
Harstad/Narvik lufthavn, Evenes
Leknes lufthavn
Kristiansund lufthavn, Kvernberget
Mo i Rana lufthavn, Røssevold
Molde lufthavn, Årø
Mosjøen lufthavn, Kjærstad
Sandnessjøen lufthavn, Stokka
Sogndal lufthavn, Haukåsen
Stavanger lufthavn, Sola
Svolvær lufthavn, Helle

Quoting Horvik89 (Thread starter):
I'm traveling to Stavanger from Birmingham, UK, on Thursday. What can i do? There is always the option of just not going... But if i seriously HAVE to, what can i do!

If you can get to Haugesund (HAU), Kristiansand (KRS), Sandefjord (TRF) or Gardermoen (OSL) by train, boat or bus, you should be able to get to Birmingham. TRF, being private, is the least likely to be hit by an escalation of the strike.



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User currently offlineLongHaul67 From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3545 times:



Quoting Delta763 (Reply 9):
Where's Ronald Reagan when you need him?

Yeah, we need him now. Norway is Europe's last communist country and this is the proof


User currently offlineHorvik89 From Norway, joined Nov 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

ha ha ha ha, i know they are trying to get a point out, but at least keep one single airport on the west coast open, dont you think?


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User currently offlineTolmachevo From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3375 times:



Quoting LongHaul67 (Reply 13):
Norway is Europe's last communist country and this is the proof

Then the authorities would be dealing with the strike so quick that you would not have time to make a placard let alone complain before being "removed" & "dealt" with.


User currently offlineLongHaul67 From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3317 times:



Quoting Horvik89 (Reply 14):
but at least keep one single airport on the west coast open

Haugesund is open - at least for now

Quoting Tolmachevo (Reply 15):
Then the authorities would be dealing with the strike so quick that you would not have time to make a placard let alone complain before being "removed" & "dealt" with.

Perhaps. My point is that the government is in the pocket of the the trade unions and let them do what they want. Instead of letting the market sort out the wages they always turn to striking! And no industry has been worse hit by strikes in this country than the airlines and their customers. Right now the industry are striking their asses into bankruptcy. And with no concern at all to the customers. That is pretty close to communism


User currently offlineTolmachevo From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3259 times:



Quoting LongHaul67 (Reply 16):
Perhaps. My point is that the government is in the pocket of the the trade unions and let them do what they want.



The government being influenced by others and trade unions being allowed to do what they want...

Does not sound like communism...

Quoting LongHaul67 (Reply 16):
Instead of letting the market sort out the wages they always turn to striking! And no industry has been worse hit by strikes in this country than the airlines and their customers. Right now the industry are striking their asses into bankruptcy.



You dont go bankrupt in communism- you just borrow more money or produce less goods & services....

Quoting LongHaul67 (Reply 16):
And with no concern at all to the customers. That is pretty close to communism

Now you are getting to the point.... no concern for customers, try telling that to people who fly in the USA- they are not a communist country and look at what rights you have as a paying customer when your flight gets cancelled... good luck to you.

Lets hope this strike ends soon as I also dont want to get stuck either....
 Angry


User currently offlineJamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Do they not have the ability to legislate the strikers back to work? It seems that if people are losing access to their medication, that would warrant such a response.

User currently offlineHorvik89 From Norway, joined Nov 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

LOL, i guess the summer vacation has come early for Avinor workers in Norway....


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User currently offlineLongHaul67 From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3113 times:



Quoting Jamincan (Reply 18):
Do they not have the ability to legislate the strikers back to work?

Yes they do. But not until thngs are really messed up


User currently offlineTreebeard787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

My family and I are booked to fly on Norwegian Air Shuttle BGO-OSL on the 31st of May, Will the strike end by then? Or should we find a different way to Oslo?

[Edited 2008-05-20 15:49:12]


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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
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Fortunately the airshow at Kjeller (ENKJ) is still on.  bigthumbsup 

Kjeller is Norway's oldest airport, opened 96 years ago, and is used by the Norwegian Airforce which has a maintenance-base there for F-16s and Westland Seakings.

It has also become the main GA airport in the Oslo area since FBU closed.

Here's a link to some pics from last year's airshow:
http://flydagen.no/index.php?option=..._content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=28
-Sorry, the text is in Norwegian...

 checkmark  The entrance is free,  checkmark  - hope to see some of you there!

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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2958 times:
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Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 22):
airshow at Kjeller

OOOPS.. I forgot to say it's on this Sunday (May 25)  butthead 

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User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3954 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Strike has now ended. Operations at the various airports will resume as soon as possible.

http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/artikkel.php?artid=520734


25 Horvik89 : Just in time for me leaving tomorrow! This really put a smile on my face, they have talks until 2am tonight, and they finally settled!
26 Mortyman : SAS and Norwegian lost around 75 million NOK from this one day strike...
27 CEO@AFG : Err, it lasted five days. From the 16th of May to the 21st of May.
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