Oslo Gardermoen Airport OSL - Norways primary Airport - and one of the largest of the Scandinavian Airports, shows a continuing upward trend in passenger numbers and airline destinations. A recent survey by ACI indicates that it has the highest European public transport share. Gardermoen Airport also ranks as Europe's most on-time Airport in terms of flights. It is owned & operated by Avinor - who recently announced another environment-friendly project:
OSL Airport is located at Gardermoen, near the township of Ullensaker, 47 km north of Oslo, the capital city of Norway, accessible (a) via motorway E6 (with a four-lane access road to the terminal) - follow signs to Gardermoen up to RV 174 exit, then follow 'Terminal' signs; or (b) by train - the train station is at the western end of the Terminal's Arrivals Hall ( 'Flytoget' is the Airport Express Train, NSB trains are the regional trains). Airport information is available 24/7 at +47 915 06 400.
With two long runways and 25.8M passengers in 2016, Oslo Gardermoen Airport is hub for Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle, and is served by a host of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
- Oslo was the first of Norwegian airports to implement a new part of EU security regulations, whereby random hand searches of passengers will be replaced by automated checks using particle detectors (ETDs) at security checkpoint.
- In early 2016, Ryanair was granted four daily Airport slots for 3 daily flights to London Stansted and 1 daily flight to Vilnius.
- Norwegian Airline offers nonstop flights to Las Vegas - taking nearly 10 hours.
Park Inn Oslo Airport Hotel, within walking distance of the passenger terminal, with 300 rooms, meeting facilities and restaurant.
The Radisson Blu Airport Hotel is 100 meters from the terminal (with 60 meeting rooms in two conference centers).
Oslo Gardermoen Airport has one passenger terminal
Current & Future Airport Developments: Terminal expansion by 11,700 sq.meters for the new departure & Arrivals Halls will officially open April 27, 2017, when the new integrated terminal can handle 30M passengers annually and will have a new baggage handling system and 11 flexible gates for both Schengen /Non-Schengen traffic. The newly expanded passenger terminal will nearly double its former size. Both arrivals and departures halls together were expanded and integrated into the existing structure, while the current railway station is to retain its central position between new & existing arrivals & departures halls for shorter walking distances.
- The new Terminal will have 34 new walk-through-type check-in desks and a new baggage system, a new 300-meter long North Pier with 45 gates, and 37 new food & drink, and 10 convenience store venues, provided by five new operators. New security lanes will give passengers more space when loading & unloading their bags. - An innovative new snow depot will recycle all of winter's snow - stored in a holding basin, covered by wood chips until summer, when its cold melting water will serve to cool the new North Pier.