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Domestic air ticket prices continue to drop in Norway.

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Domestic air fares in Norway are reportedly getting cheaper by the week, and in May 2004 air fares decreased by 11%.

Knut Eggum Johansen, head of the Competition Board, said that the reason for the drop was the competition between the Norwegian airline Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) and SAS Braathens, part of SAS.

It was reportedly cheaper to fly today than it was in 1998 when Oslo's new Gardermoen Airport was opened.

The Competition Board wants long term competition in the air, and said it was important that SAS Braathens does not just dump prices in order to force the smaller Norwegian out of the market.

The Board is therefore monitoring SAS Braathens' pricing continuously, reported the online news service of the Norwegian broadcasting company NRK.

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