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 […]

Munch’s art lands at Oslo’s airport

Airline passengers taking off or landing through the new international terminal at Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen will soon experience more of Norway’s affluence and cultural heritage. The new terminal itself is sleek and ultra-modern, and now airport authorities have sealed a deal with Oslo’s Munch Museum to display original works by Norway’s most famous […]

Artwork prompted airport evacuation

A small piece of ceramic artwork, shaped like a grenade, prompted police and security guards to evacuate the new terminal at Bergen’s Flesland airport on Wednesday. The artwork set off alarms during luggage screening. The ceramic, which was painted with small Norwegian flags, was packed in a suitcase and shaped so much like a grenade […]

New airport terminal opens in Bergen

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, in the middle of a re-election campaign, was on hand at the airport in her hometown of Bergen this week for the official opening of its new terminal. It comes just months after Oslo’s main airport also underwent a major expansion. Bergen’s airport at Flesland had been under pressure from the rising numbers […]

Baggage trouble delays flights at OSL

Airline passengers landing from abroad in Oslo and continuing on to other destinations within Norway have been delayed and even missed their connecting flights this summer because of trouble with OSL Gardermoen’s new system for clearing customs. The various agencies involved blame one another when the system clogs up. “We’re not causing the bottleneck,” insisted […]

Baggage chaos clogged OSL Gardermoen

UPDATED: Thousands of travelers from Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen (OSL) faced long lines and risked missing their flights Thursday morning after OSL’s baggage-handling system broke down. Many had to choose between getting to the gate on time and leaving their bags behind. State broadcaster NRK reported that the technical trouble started at 6am, when […]