Norway: Three out of five heliports statoil close due to security strike

Posted on June 10, 2012 • Filed under: Europe, Travel News

Statoil ASA (STL), Norway’s largest oil producer, said it would be unable to fly about 1,500 workers to its offshore platforms as an escalating pay strike by airport security personnel is grounding helicopters. Three out of five heliports Statoil uses will be closed tomorrow, limiting take-offs to 11, spokesman Ola Anders Skauby said. That’s compared with the usual 50 to 60 return flights necessary to ensure personnel rotation on about 40 offshore installations. Read article

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