PR(09)31: State aid: Green light for Norwegian scheme to attract new international air routes to Bodø Airport
Yesterday the EFTA Surveillance Authority approved the Route Development Fund Bodø. This Fund makes financial support available for airlines launching new international air routes from the regional airport in Bodø, Nordland county, Norway. Funding may cover a maximum of 40% of the start-up costs for up to three years, including route specific marketing costs.Aid will be available to all airline operators on condition of an approved business plan for the creation of genuinely new international routes.
The Route Development Fund Bodøis in line with the 2005 Authority Guidelines on start-up aid to airlines departing from regional airports. The Authority therefore considered that the scheme is compatible with the state aid rules of the EEA Agreement.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Jonas Pålshammar, Officer
Competition and State Aid Directorate
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 34
31 March 2009