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Bergen’s new airport officially opens

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Airport doubles its capacity and quadruples in size
Hot on the heels of a new airport in Oslo, a new-look Bergen Airport has been officially opened. The new terminal, opening on time and within budget, has capacity for 10 million passengers per year.
Representatives from the government, airport operator Avinor and the world of aviation gathered with other invited guests at the airport, which was officially opened by Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
“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,” said the Prime Minister.
“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 budget for the three-year project was NOK 3.7 billion (€396 million) excluding financing and VAT. The terminal area has increased from 22,000 square metres to a total of 85,000 square metres, almost four times what it originally was.
There are nine new restaurants, six new shops and four kiosks, while SAS is opening a new lounge for its passengers. A Scandic hotel is also on site.
Together with the opening of the new terminal at Flesland, sustainable biofuel has become available to airlines.
“We are delighted to be only the second airport in Norway who are now making aviation biofuel available to airlines. This is an important step in establishing a market and infrastructure for the production and delivery of biofuel on a large scale,” said Aslak Sverdrup, airport director.
TTG Nordic

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