Winter is coming

The vagaries of winter weather can play havoc with airport operations, but Norway’s Avinor has got it well covered, finds Tara Craig

During periods of low temperature, aircraft are de-iced prior to departure to eliminate ice build-up that can disrupt airflow over the wings and, in turn, reduce lift. Jorgen Syversen

“Wintertime is fun time!” declares the Visit Norway  website, boasting of seasonal attractions such as skiing, whale watching and the Northern Lights. There’s no denying that Norway is a wonderful place to be in the winter, but there’s also no denying that the same glorious weather conditions have the potential to jeopardise travel to and from this beautiful Scandinavian country.

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