On Monday, 3 September, Oslo Airport opened a new domestic pier. The new pier is temporary, and is primarily built to maintain capacity during the renovation of OSL towards 2017.
Opening the pier will prevent an increase in the scope of shuttling, even though existing gates must be closed during the extension of the airport. Passengers on all flights from Pier South must plan on spending approx. five minutes longer than before from the security check and out to the gate.
Seating for about 60 people is available at each gate and the pier has large windows facing the airplanes on the north side. As the pier is temporary, it has fewer facilities than the existing Terminal, but vending machines for snacks and drinks have been placed here.
Pier South has a capacity of approx. 2.4 million passengers a year.
Important day for travellers through OSL
“This is an important day for all travellers in Oslo Airport. We have the vision of becoming Europe’s best airport, and Pier South will help make the travel experience as good as possible during a demanding construction period. Pier South ensures that passengers on domestic flights will not have to experience increased bus shuttling, which would have been the alternative,” says Managing Director of Oslo Lufthavn AS, Nic Nilsen.