Ryanair has announced that it will close its Oslo Rygge (Moss) base in southern Norway as of October 2016, which will affect its flights to both Pula and Zadar. The decision was made after the Norwegian government confirmed an Air Transportation Tax, plus Norwegian VAT, on departing domestic and international passengers. As a result of the new tax and subsequent closure, the airline will cancel sixteen routes from Oslo Rygge. Since both flights to Pula and Zadar are operated on a seasonal summer basis, passengers flying on these routes will not be affected this year. According to Zadar Airport, the average cabin load factor on the Oslo-Rygge service averaged around 70%. Ryanair will switch a number of services from Rygge to two other airports, Oslo Torp and the capital’s main airport, Gardermoen. However, neither Pula nor Zadar have been included.