Flight passengers warned of delays at Oslo airport due to freezing fog

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Flight passengers warned of delays at Oslo airport due to freezing fog
Freezing fog is causing delays at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo. Photo by Nathan Anderson / Unsplash

Several delays due to freezing fog were reported at Oslo Airport Gardermoen on Friday.


Freezing fog is affecting air traffic at Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

"The fog, which freezes on the planes, must be blown off with heat. Then it takes a little longer before the planes can take off," Avinor press officer Ylva Celius Trulsen told the newspaper Dagbladet.

She told Dagbladet that the freezing fog would cause delays as long as the weather lasted.


"We're trying our best to get the passengers on their way as quickly as possible, but safe and stable operations take priority," Trulsen pointed out.


Several affected passengers reached out to The Local on Friday to confirm that their flights were delayed.

"It was a completely packed flight, and due to icy fog, we were forced to de-ice the plane twice, which caused a nearly three-hour delay on a 30-minute flight to Stockholm.

"Initially, we had been cleared to go, but once we were on the tarmac ready to take off, we could hear the motor struggling to get started and were informed by the captain that we had to de-ice one more time for safety reasons as the ice had developed around the motor again.

"We were in the plane on the ground for nearly three hours, but there isn't really much you can do about those things - it's just frustrating for those who had somewhere to be. Luckily most people took it okay, and we got to our destination in the end," one reader told The Local.

Harsh weather

Fabio Previdelli, a Brazilian national who was in Norway for tourism with his wife Rita before flying to see their daughter, who lives in Vienna, told The Local that the weather conditions at Gardermoen were quite harsh.

"The weather conditions since Tromsø were really bad, so there were consecutive delays, which seemed normal to us. They warned us of the delay due to the weather. We arrived in Oslo and had a four-minute walk to our gate.

"When we got to the gate, even after the more than one hour delay for our arrival, people who came from Vienna were still leaving the aeroplane, so luckily, we weren't impacted by the delay at all. It worked out despite the delay in taking off. We could see wind, snow, very difficult conditions indeed", Previdelli said.


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