Avinor to upgrade Norway’s Stavanger Airport

16 December 2013 (Last Updated December 16th, 2013 18:30)

Norwegian airport group Avinor is working on a project to upgrade Stavanger Airport with a focus on immediately improving key public facing areas including duty-free.

Stavanger Airport

Norwegian airport group Avinor is working on a project to upgrade Stavanger Airport with a focus on immediately improving key public facing areas including duty-free.

The project work will be taken up by UK agency Portland Design, which will provide strategic commercial planning guidance and a conceptual design vision for the expansion of the terminal building, both domestic and international.

Portland will optimise duty-free offer across two key locations – landside and airside, and deliver a conceptual design vision for a branded environmental look and feel, in line with the overarching Avinor brand vision.

It will develop commercial planning schemes for the domestic and international departure lounges as well as for landside arrivals/meet and greet area.

"The consultancy helped Avinor to develop a strategic overview and concept design."

Portland said in a statement: "This follows on from Portland’s earlier work with Stavanger airport in 2012 when the consultancy helped Avinor to develop a strategic overview and concept design for the expansion of the existing terminal building."

Portland will also establish a conceptual interior design scheme for the commercial areas of the separately located helicopter terminal.

The project starts in 2014 and will continue in phases until 2020.

State-owned Avinor operates 46 airports in Norway, and its operations also include air traffic control towers, control centres and technical infrastructure for aircraft navigation.

Stavanger Airport is Norway’s third-busiest airport, with both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter traffic for the offshore North Sea oil installations.


Image: Stavanger Airport’s upgrade project will focus on improving key public facing areas including duty-free. Photo: courtesy of Gunn White/Avinor AS.