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Moss Airport, Rygge

Moss Airport Rygge
Airport information
Airport typeJoint
OwnerRoyal Norwegian Air Force
OperatorRygge Sivile Lufthavn AS
ServesOslo, Norway
Elevation17 m (53 ft)

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Moss Airport, Rygge ( ) is an international airport serving Oslo and Eastern Norway, located in Rygge. It is both a regional airport for Østfold as well as an airport for low-cost airlines. The airport is located 10 km (6.2 mi) outside Moss and 60 km (37.3 mi) outside Oslo and is owned and operated by the private company Rygge Sivile Lufthavn AS. It is co-located with Rygge Air Station, operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force, who also own the land and runway and operate the air traffic control. In addition to charter flights, the airport is a base for Ryanair and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

The airport opened on 8 October 2007, but did not officially open until 14 February 2008, when regular scheduled services started. In March 2010, Ryanair established a base at the airport, and has moved most of its Oslo-bound flights from Sandefjord Airport, Torp. The airport has a capacity for 2 million passengers per year, but cannot reach this because of concession limit of 21,000 annual air movements. The airport had 619,000 passengers in 2009. Moss Airport, Rygge has an airport rail link, via a shuttle bus, at Rygge Station.

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