Bergen Airport leaps into 2018

Norway’s second largest airport is set for a record-breaking new year, with the launch of a new terminal building and new status as home base to regional airline partner Widerøe.

The new terminal has increased the airport’s annual capacity to 7.5 - 10 million passengers. Photo: Nils Olav Mevatne/Avinor

Home to new jets

Bergen Airport, the second largest in Norway, will serve as home base for Widerøe’s new jet aircraft. The Norwegian regional carrier, which is the launch customer for Embraer’s next generation jet, will use the aircraft on its twice-daily service to Tromsø. The world’s first Embraer 190-E2 commercial flight will take place from Bergen Airport on April 24th next year. 

World's first: The 114-seat E190-E2 offers nearly 50% more seats than the existing Widerøe aircraft it will replace. Photo: Widerøe 

Expanded capacity

Bergen Airport has even more going for it. The new terminal T3 opened in August, increasing the airport’s annual capacity to 7.5 - 10 million passengers. T3 features a flexible design and has an integrated terminal station that is connected to Bergen’s city’s light rail transportation system. This is the second airport terminal launch for Avinor this year, following on the expansion of main hub Oslo Airport in April. Both launches have been completed on schedule and with high quality.

Second launch: Bergen Airport's T3 is the second airport terminal launch for Avinor in 2017, after the Oslo Airport expansion in April. Photo: Nils Olav Mevatne/Avinor