Duty free tender competition

Avinor is looking for future partners within duty free operations 

January 11, 2021, Avinor will launch the tender competition including the operation of all Avinor's duty free shops. The shops are to be found at the airports in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Ålesund, Tromsø, Bodø, Harstad / Narvik, Molde and Kristiansund. 

The tender documents will be published on tendsign.com where you can register a free account. The reference ID for this tender competition is 19/10077. For TendSign support, contact TendSign directly. 

The value of the contract is estimated at a total of around NOK 30 billion, approximately EUR 3 billion, in turnover throughout the contract period, which extends from 2023 to 2027. 

We have been very pleased with the current operator Travel Retail Norway. We will now enter the international market to ensure that we get the best conditions and the best shops for the future, explains Executive Vice President for Commercial Area at Avinor, Joachim Lupnaav Johnsen. 

The revenue from the duty free shops are an important foundation for Avinor's finances, and has traditionally accounted for around 28% of Avinor's annual revenue. 

- By collaborating with the world's best and most efficient operators, we ensure a financial basis that allows us to carry out our public mission and operate our airport network in the years to come, Johnsen concludes. 

Unique position even after the pandemic 

Duty free has a unique position in the Norwegian population, and the Norwegian population has a very strong purchasing power. Especially sales on arrival from abroad are popular; at OSL this accounts for over half of the turnover. 

The pandemic has obviously had a negative effect on duty free turnover, as a result of the marked decline in passengers. Traffic development depends on travel restrictions, infection situation and the distribution of vaccines. Avinor's long-term scenarios for international traffic show a strong increase in 2022, and that the 2019 level will be reached in the period around 2024/2025.


Duty free 

Single price 

Oslo airport

Bergen airport

Stavanger airport

Trondheim airport

Kristiansand airport


Ålesund airport


Tromsø airport

Bodø airport

Harstad-Narvik airport


Molde airport


Kristiansund airport