Oslo Gardermoen: the evolution of Norway's most important airport

Matteo Legnani travels to the Norwegian capital to learn more about the continuing evolution of the country’s most important airport

Reflecting on what happened in other parts of Europe earlier this summer, Stine Ramstad Westby could not help but express relief. The mess of cancelled flights, endless queues at check-in and excessive waiting times at baggage claim that were experienced by millions of passengers at major hubs across the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany, was almost unknown at Oslo/Gardermoen.

Speaking exclusively to Airliner World in her office – with a view of the apron that every aviation enthusiast would die for – Westby, who is Avinor’s executive vice president of large airports (that’s Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger), stressed how the state-ownership of gateways helped minimise post-pandemic problems: “The public property of our company, which manages all of the country’s 43 airports was fundamental for a smooth recovery of operations when traffic figures literally boomed starting from the April.”


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