ImageWhen most people think of Stavanger, the first image that springs to mind is one of oil and gas.

The city, after all, has maintained a close connection to this global sector for over 30 years. Stavanger is home to some of the world’s biggest petroleum companies, including Statoil ASA, whose head office is located in the city.

 

As an internationally oriented city and the vibrant administrative capital of the county of Rogaland, we fully understand that the region needs to be able to rely on comprehensive air transport access. This is of vital importance to our long-term economic prospects.

 

Accordingly, the City of Stavanger is keen to invite potential airline partners to take a fresh look at what we have to offer and to come and join us as we look forward to a bright future for the airport, city and the greater region of Rogaland.

 

We have got the energy and desire to help make new airline routes work over the long term, and we are sure that once you have paid us a visit you will find the energy to establish Stavanger firmly on your route map.

Stavanger Airport, Sola – Traditionally Modern

Stavanger Airport Sola is constantly being rebuilt in order to meet the needs of both the airliners and the passengers.

In the period 2008-2010, the Airport opened new gate areas for both domestic and international flights. Today Stavanger Airport, Sola offers a total of 17 stands for commercial flights and in 2010 the airport catered to approximately 3, 6 million passengers, offering direct flights to 9 national and 25 international destinations.

Further development of both the international and national part of the airport terminal is underway.

 

During 2010, a new airport hotel was opened, offering 188 rooms and extensive meeting facilities, reinforcing and facilitating the possibilities of doing business in the Greater Stavanger area.

 

Stavanger Airport, Sola, is part of a dynamic region, which is constantly adapting to the changes in our world. The establishment of a new Route Development Forum in the spring of 2009, where local and regional authorities and private businesses are participating, will further the business orientated development of Norway’s most productive airport and region.

 

Today Stavanger Airport, Sola, offers 9 national and 28 international routes.

 

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CHC and Bristow are the two major providers of helicopter services operating out to 35 offshore production facilities in the North Sea, doing over 30 flights per day and carrying over 200 thousand oil workers in 2010.

We have got the energy and desire to help make new airline routes work over the long term, and we are sure that once you have paid us a visit you will find the energy to establish Stavanger firmly on your route map.

We are continuously looking to improve frequencies on existing routes, as well as establishing new ones in order to enhance the region’s competitiveness.

 

Positioned for the Future

Stavanger Airport, Sola, has succeeded in creating a designated, low-cost infrastructure, while at the same time securing the needs of the business travelers.

 

The high yield business traveler is still the most significant customer for the airlines who operate weekday routes from Stavanger, but recently LCC’s have taken a heightened interest in Norway’s southwestern coastal airports, like Oslo Torp, Haugesund, Stavanger and Bergen.

 

The air traffic forecast for 2011 out of Stavanger is very positive.

The estimate for domestic and international air traffic for 2011 is set to approximately 5 % and 7 % compared to passenger numbers for 2010.

This expected growth reflects the positive attitude in our region.