OSL Gardermoen sets a new record

Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen, OSL, opened expanded terminals last year and they’ve been well used already. Airport officials reported over the weekend that traffic through OSL last year set another record. A total of 27 million people traveled through OSL in 2017, an increase of 1.6 million from 2016. Those traveling to and from […]

Northern Norway’s ‘biggest move ever’

The northern Norwegian city of Bodø has approved ambitious plans to literally move its airport just 900 meters, thereby opening up valuable new waterfront land for redevelopment. If also approved by Parliament, it will be the biggest land-based construction project ever undertaken in Northern Norway, and further boost a city that’s already blossoming. Bodø’s City […]

Ryanair may fly again from Rygge

Ireland’s cut-rate carrier Ryanair confirmed on Monday that it’s interested in re-opening a base at the Rygge airport in Moss, south of Oslo. Its decision to finally accept labour unions and Norwegian taxes has apparently cleared the way for a comeback. Norwegian website Nettavisen reported that Ryanair’s outspoken chief executive Michael O’Leary told analysts Monday […]

Domestic carriers team up on ticketing

Widerøe, the Norwegian airline serving small airports around the country, is teaming up with the larger Norwegian Air to offer joint ticketing on several of their domestic routes. Their agreement will, for the first time, allow passengers traveling within Norway to fly on just one ticket, thereby cutting connection times and passenger taxes. The two […]

Airline traffic set to soar even more

As hundreds of thousands of people flew home for the holidays through Norwegian airports this week, aviation officials were announcing prospects for even more airline traffic in the years ahead. Climate and environmental advocates, however, are vowing turbulence in the hopes of grounding at least some of the traffic growth plans. Flights at Norway’s newly […]

Suspect released after terror scare

A 26-year-old Norwegian charged with unleashing a terror alarm at a regional airport heading into the weekend was released from police custody on Sunday. Police and prosecutors saw no danger he’d tamper with any evidence or set off a new scare. He remains charged with filing a false alarm that led to major disruption at […]

New electric plane cleared for takeoff

Norway is taking its electrification of the transport sector to new heights. The state agency in charge of Norwegian airports, Avinor, has teamed up with the country’s recreational aviators’ federation (Norges luftsportsforbund) to buy the country’s first electric plane, with a goal of offering electrified airline service by 2025. “The arrival of el-fly (electric aircraft) […]

Storms strand airline passengers

Several hundred airline passengers had to spend the night at Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen (OSL) and were still waiting in the departure terminal on Thursday. Stormy and dangerous weather has disrupted traffic all over Norway, mostly along the coast and in Northern Norway but also at the country’s gateway airport in Oslo. “We’re very […]

Long lines frustrated airport passengers

With only two officers on duty, lines built up quickly on Saturday morning at the passport control station at Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen for those leaving Norway and Europe’s Schengen region. Some passengers became so frustrated by the unexpected waiting that tempers flared, while many feared missing their flights. It’s not the first time […]

US rejects Norway for airport preclearance

Airline passengers traveling from Norway to the US won’t be able to benefit from a “preclearance” program that simplifies passport control into the US. Norwegian officials are still trying to arrange for it, but they’re foiled by the lack of US-based airlines flying routes from Oslo. Newspaper Aftenposten reports that Avinor, Norway’s airport authority, still […]