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ESA approves Norwegian aid to TORP Sandefjord Airport

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 31, 2020
The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has approved aid to the operator of TORP Sandefjord Airport in Norway to cover some of the losses caused by the coronavirus containment measures.
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The aviation sector in Norway, both domestic and international, has suffered a severe drop in activities as a consequence of the restrictions put in place to curb the outbreak of coronavirus. This has resulted in significant losses in turnover for Norwegian airports.

Topics: Norwegian Sandefjord

TORP Sandefjord Airport, the largest privately operated airport in Norway, and the third largest international airport in the country, has suffered significant reduction and suspension of its services.

The operator of the airport was able to reduce activity to an absolute minimum, but a complete temporary shutdown to save more operating costs has not been possible because of contractual obligations with the airline Widerøe.

The approved measure will compensate for losses in turnover and provide Sandefjord Lufthavn AS, the operator of the airport, with a grant amounting to NOK 90 million (approx. EUR 8,4 million).