Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is to close its Oslo Rygge base on Oct. 29 and reduce its Norwegian traffic by 50% after the Norwegian government confirmed the introduction of an air passenger tax. As a result, Rygge, some 60 km south of Oslo, will close to all commercial flights from Nov. 1, according to multiple reports in the Norwegian media. Ryanair was by far the largest operator at Rygge. The new NOK80 ($9.60) tax is paid by all passengers departing from Norwegian ...

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