As a part of its expansion plan, Norway's Oslo airport has issued an invitation to tender for commercial spaces for shops and food and beverage establishments.
The airport's expansion plan includes the construction of a new departure and arrivals hall and a new terminal pier, resulting in an estimated 22,000m2 for commercial activity.
The airport is also constructing a larger extension of the terminal (T2) and aircraft parking capacity which is expected to be completed by spring 2017.
Currently, the airport has one terminal building with one level for arrivals and one for departures with an annual capacity of 23 million passengers.
However, with the completion of the first phase of development, the airport will be able to handle around 28 million passengers annually.
Duration of the tender that will be awarded to commercial organisations will be from 1 January, 2017.
Oslo airport managing director Øyvind Hasaas said: "The expansion we are already in the process of implementing will allow us to accommodate this growth in passenger numbers. However, we also need an airport that can provide a good range of services and options for travelers."
"The steps we are taking now will totally revamp how passengers experience the terminal, including exciting new food, beverage and shopping options. The overall experience here will contribute to making Oslo Airport an even more pleasant airport to visit. We will also offer good, competitive prices, thus providing better service options overall for travelers."
The airport will be issuing the tenders for the allocation of approximately 35 food and beverage outlets and 35 areas for shops.
"We have areas available on both the domestic and international departure levels, as well as on the arrival level. We look forward to receiving applications from many good bidders who can contribute to the further development of Oslo Airport," added Hasaas.
Oslo airport is a 100% owned subsidiary of Avinor.
Image: An aerial view of Norway's Oslo airport. Photo: courtesy of Avinor.