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 of people traveling through it for years. The new terminal is four-times as big as the old one, with 20 new shops and restaurants.
Solberg, leader of the Conservatives, and Tranport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen of the Progress Party were given a guided tour of the new facitility before Solberg oversaw the opening ceremonies. The new terminal has a total area of 85,000 square meters and has been described as the biggest building project in Bergen since Haukeland Sykehus, the local hospital, was built and expanded.