New security lanes will be built in connection with construction of the "new Oslo Airport". OSL is currently working on developing a new lane solution which will be tested in the months ahead in a dedicated area in the existing terminal. Passengers are invited to take part in these tests, and give us their feedback!
When the new departures hall opens in April 2017, it will be equipped with eleven security lanes, making a total of 30 lanes ready for passengers at Oslo Airport. The new lanes which are currently under development are the first of their kind worldwide – and they are designed with a view toward making the security check experience even better for our passengers.
More room means a better experience
The new lanes are significantly larger than the current ones. They are designed to ensure that each passenger has more room to place their hand luggage on the belt before they pass through the security check, and more room to organise the hand luggage after it has passed through the inspection.
"We know that sufficient space to take out their electronics and liquids is something that is high on our passengers' wish list. The same is true for the area where they replace these items in their carry-ons. That is why the new lanes are much larger, with room for more people and more space to organise hand luggage," says head of communications Joachim Westher Andersen, and continues:
"The lanes are also designed to allow passengers to take the time they need, without slowing down other passengers who need less time. We have placed great emphasis on logistics in the design of the lanes, with the objective of boosting capacity through the security check, while also ensuring that the passengers' travel experience gets off to the best possible start."
Give Oslo Airport your feedback
A prototype of the new lanes has been installed in the current departures hall, and passengers are encouraged to test the improved design.
"It is installed at the far west end of the current departures hall, to the left of the escalator up from the train station. Passengers who would like to test the new lanes are very welcome to do so. They will have the opportunity to give their feedback directly to the personnel who will be on-site. This feedback will be used when we, together with our suppliers, determine which final adjustments should be made before the new scheme becomes fully operational," Andersen concludes.
The "new Oslo Airport" will have a total of 30 security lanes when it opens in April 2017, of which 11 will be new. There are currently 21 security lanes in the existing departures hall (two will be removed, making the total 30). The average wait time in the security check in 4Q 2015 was under five minutes.
Avinor owns and operates Norway's main airport, Oslo Airport, which is an important communications hub in Norway with approximately 24 million travellers and more than 235,000 aircraft movements per year.