Norway’s Oslo Airport has reopened its Domestic Transfer trial service in the North Pier, which was closed in October during the airport's expansion.
Commenced in September 2015, the service allows arriving passengers to catch an onward domestic flight without having to collect their baggage from the arrivals hall and check-in a second time.
Previously known as ‘Connecting Norway’, the three-year trial service can be used by most travellers with a through ticket before the completion of the trial period.
Avinor Oslo Airport terminal operations director Thorgeir Landevaag said: “The plan has always been for the service to be situated in the North Pier, but the pier wasn’t ready for use when the trial was launched. We are really looking forward to reopening it.
“One of the things we are working on is a new automated solution for baggage handling, so that the job of baggage handlers will be less resource-intensive.”
“We aim to have this in place in January, which means that we from February onwards will be able to increase the number of flights considerably.”
Due to its increased number of available flights and destinations, the transfer service is expected to be used by a growing number of passengers.
Oslo Airport has also opened a new departure hall, parts of the new security control, the international section of the North Pier, and a duty-free shop for departing passengers.