Expansion of the Non-Schengen travel area

Due to growth in travel outside the Schengen zone, Avinor will expand the area after passport control point at Oslo Airport. With this new development, a 30,000 square metres annex will be added to the east end of the current terminal, whereby doubling the passenger area, adding new gates and aircraft stands for larger aircraft and new commercial areas.

All aircraft stands are designed for fast turnaround, accommodating a total of 72 aircraft types, adapted for cargo handling, and with two movable piers per stand/gate. 

The expansion is important to develop Norway’s main airport as an international hub. This will provide Norway with more added value, because growth in traffic volume to and from countries outside the Schengen zone has been significantly greater than growth within it. The expansion of this area will improve conditions for passengers, airlines and other players here at Oslo Airport. 

The project is on schedule, and aims to provide improved capacity from the summer of 2022. The following milestones are worth noting: 

- Groundworks completed, building shell started in December 2019

- Building exterior complete summer 2020

- Interior work complete autumn 2021

- Start Operations on the 20th of May 2022

- Grand opening on the 14th of June 2022


The expansion is the building with a slightly darker shade and roof, seen to the right in the picture, at the end of Pier East. Illustration: Avinor/Nordic Office of Architecture

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