Bergen Airport opens range of shops and restaurants as part of new terminal unveiling

NORWAY. Bergen Airport’s new Terminal 3 officially opened today, and a number of new retail stores and restaurants have been unveiled.

These include Travel Retail Norway and Gebr Heinemann’s new Heinemann Duty Free arrival shop and Travel Value store, with a full report on these openings available here.

Landmark day: The new 63,000 sq m terminal was officially opened by Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Bookseller Tanum, fashion outlet ARG Æra herre og dame and Ting, which aims to offer the best in brand-named Norwegian and Scandinavian design, have also opened.

The new food & beverage locations are: Northland, Bølgen & Moi Food Garage, Fiskeriet, Starbucks, Joe & The Juice, Espresso House, Altitude, Upper Crust and O’Leary’s.

Four kiosks have also opened. These are Deli de Luca, Narvesen, 7Eleven and Point.

Tanum offers a selection of Norwegian and English books as well as magazines, stationery and products for children
Refreshing journey: Joe & The Juice is among the nine new food & beverage outlets

The new 63,000 sq m terminal, which opened on time and within budget, brings the airport’s capacity to 10 million passengers per year, according to operator Avinor.

Government and Norwegian aviation representatives and other specially invited guests gathered at the airport, which was officially opened by Prime Minister Erna Solberg. She said: “[The airport] 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.

“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.”

“Fantastic airport”: The terminal opening brings capacity at Bergen Airport to 10 million

Airport Director Aslak Sverdrup commented: “We’re now providing even better facilities for travellers and airlines. Hopefully this will mean more direct flights to big, important domestic and foreign destinations.”

Avinor CEO Dag Falk-Petersen added: “This is a very important day for Norwegian aviation and we are very proud of the new Flesland. Bergen now has a fantastic airport that will take us into the future. Thousands of people have been working day and night since the decision to expand was made in 2014. Everyone who was involved deserves a big round of applause today.”

Bright and spacious: The terminal was constructed in three years with a budget of NOK3.7 billion (excluding financing and VAT)

Avinor reports duty free sales growth

Avinor said duty free sales and rental income at its airports was up +5.87% in the second quarter, to NOK699 million (US$88 million).

In the first six months of 2017, duty free sales and rental income increased +4.1%, to NOK1,199 million (US$151 million).

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Overall operating income for the first half of 2017 was NOK5,595 million, up +10.9%. Profit after tax was -NOK230 million (US$-28.9 million) compared with NOK346 million (US$43.5 million) for the corresponding period in 2016.

The change in the profit after tax can mainly be ascribed to the increase in provision for pension and environmental liabilities, the financial settlement agreement with the Norwegian Armed Forces for the 2010-2016 period, and costs resulting from the completion of development projects, according to Avinor.

Passenger traffic at Avinor’s airports during the first half of the year increased + 4.3% year-on-year. International traffic was up +7%. Domestic traffic increased +2.7%. Oslo Airport traffic increased +7.3%, while the combined growth of other airports came to +1.2%.

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