Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) Airport

Oslo Gardermoen OSL Airport Overview

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 nearly 23 million passengers yearly, 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.  

On-Airport Hotels:
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:  A newly expanded passenger terminal will nearly double its former size. Both arrivals and departures halls together added 52,000 sq.meters, which were expanded and integrated into the existing structure, while the current railway station is to retain its central positon btween new & existing arrivals & departures halls for shorter walking distances. Official opening is now  scheduled for '2017'.
- The new Terminal will have 34 new walk-through-type check-in desks and a new baggage system, a new North Pier, and  37 new food & drink & 10 convenience store venues, provided by five new operators.  New security lanes will give passengers more space when loading & unloading their bags. 
- A new and spacious duty-free shop with more offerings  for arriving passengers opens early September 2016.
- 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.


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