There are going to be more shops and places to eat at the new Oslo Airport. Nine new businesses opened their doors today to the delight of all passengers. The rest will open during 2017.
"Avinor Oslo Airport is pleased to inform passengers that the range of shops and food and drink outlets is now even better. Within the last few days, we have opened nine new shops and food outlets, and we hope that everyone who has been in them was impressed", says MD of Oslo Airport, Øyvind Hasaas.
On Friday 27 January, Thune, which sells an extensive range of watches and jewellery in various price ranges, opened a new and bigger shop near Gate E9 for international travel. Way-Nor has opened a pop-up shop opposite Thune and sells Norwegian souvenirs and gifts.
You can now buy sports clothes at Oslo Airport
Travel Retail Norway (TRN) has opened a new Travel Value shop selling the well-known Kate Spade handbags and a wide range of sunglasses at reasonable prices. Airport Retail Group (ARG) has opened three different fashion concepts: Æra Women, Æra Men and Æra Active. Sports clothes, including the brands Norrøna and Bergans, are on sale at Æra Active. If you are looking for Norwegian and Scandinavian design products, there is a large range to choose from at the newly-opened TING. If you are feeling peckish, Northland offers delicious sourdough baguettes, or try BIT, which sells excellent salads, sandwiches and pastries. Both places can be found in International Departures (the North Pier). Tanum, which has opened its second bookshop, is in the same area.
"The shopping experience has vastly improved with a much greater range of well-known brands, from Missoni, Max Mara Weekend and Kate Spade to Norrøna, Bergans and Fjällräven.
With regard to eateries, we are proud to present BIT and Northland, which will fit in well with our imminent total portfolio of 37 food outlets at Oslo Airport", says Torgeir Kjos Sørensen, Commercial Director at Avinor Oslo Airport.
An ongoing construction site
In an effort to open shops and food outlets as soon as possible, there will be a lot of building work going on in the public areas of Oslo Airport up until the official opening on 27 April this year. More shops and food outlets will be opening before the official opening and also after 27 April and throughout the rest of 2017.
"We would like to thank all passengers for their patience so far, and we wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the noise and building work. We are near to achieving our goal and we will be opening many fantastic shops etc. during 2017. We are very pleased about this and hope that all passengers are happy that shopping and culinary experiences at the airport are improving", says Øyvind Hasaas.
Switch off the auto pilot
Passengers will have to get used to the new walkways, check-in desks, exits and gates. It is therefore important that passengers be alert, follow the signs and check other flight-relevant information.
"For most people, their trip will proceed as normal and from areas with which they are familiar. Nevertheless, it is important that passengers be alert, follow the signs and check other flight-relevant information", Hasaas stresses.
Norwegian and SAS in their own areas in the departure hall
Check-in for people travelling with SAS will continue to be in the "old" part of the departure hall, while check-in for people travelling with Norwegian will be in the "new" part of the departure hall. It is also worth noting that check-in for passengers travelling with airlines whose handling operations are managed by SGH or Aviator will be in the "old" part of the departure hall, i.e. check-in areas 4–10.
Passengers travelling with Norwegian, British Airways, Finnair, Air Baltic and Brussels Airlines must be extra careful and ensure that they check in their luggage in the new check-in areas, numbered 1–3.
Domestic transfer applies to all passengers with hand baggage and also for most people with checked-in bags. During this trial period and up until the opening in April 2017, there are some flights for which this does not apply. These can be found on the Avinor home page.
Images of all businesses can be downloaded below and used free for editorial purposes. Has to be credited: Photo: Avinor Oslo airport