Norway’s Bergen Airport has officially opened its new terminal, which has the capacity to handle ten million passengers a year.

The airport is owned and operated by state-owned company Avinor.

The new terminal is built over an area of approximately 63,000m2.

Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg said: “Flesland plays a vital role in tourism and industry in the region. Now that the airport has doubled its capacity, we have a large international airport that Western Norway can be proud of.

“This is a state-run flagship project that has run on schedule and within budget and Avinor can be proud of the work that went into this expansion.”

The airport's new design and technical solutions will help reduce energy costs and facilitate passenger flow at the airport, benefitting both travellers and airlines.

In addition, the airport has become the second airport in Norway to commence the sale of biofuels to its airline customers.

Bergen Airport director Aslak Sverdrup said: “We’re now providing even better facilities for travellers and airlines. Hopefully this will mean more direct flights to big, important domestic and foreign destinations.”

"This is an important step in establishing a market and infrastructure for the production and delivery of biofuel on a large scale."

“This is an important step in establishing a market and infrastructure for the production and delivery of biofuel on a large scale.”

The expanded airport is fitted with 28 check-in machines and bag drops, four combined desks, and 12 serviced check-in desks.

The airport will also feature 15 bridge-connected gates, six domestic gates in the new terminal, and nine domestic and foreign gates in the old airport area.

It will also offer 32 aircraft parking stands, including 17 remote parking stands.


Image: Prime Minister Erna Solberg opened the new Bergen airport. Photo: courtesy of Stine Østby / Avinor.