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Oslo Airport, Gardermoen

Oslo Airport Gardermoen
Airport information
 Location of airport in Akershus
Airport typePublic
OperatorOslo Lufthavn AS (part of Avinor)
ServesOslo, Norway
LocationGardermoen, Ullensaker
Elevation208 m (681 ft)
Aircraft movements219352
Cargo (tonnes)71796

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Oslo Airport, Gardermoen ( ) is the principal airport serving Oslo, Norway. It acts as the main domestic hub and international airport for Norway, and the second-busiest airport in the Nordic countries. A hub for Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle, and a focus city for Widerøe, it is connected to 25 domestic, about 100 European and 5 intercontinental destinations. More than 19 million passengers traveled through Oslo Airport in 2010, of which 8.6 million were domestic-making Gardermoen the sixth-busiest domestic airport in Europe.

The airport is located at Gardermoen in Ullensaker, 19 NM northeast of Oslo. The airport has two parallel roughly north - south runways 3600 m and 2950 m long, 71 aircraft stands, of which 34 have jet bridges. The airport is connected to the city center by the high-speed Gardermoen Line served by mainline trains and Flytoget. The civilian facilities are owned by Oslo Lufthavn AS, a subsidiary of the state-owned Avinor. Also at the premises is Gardermoen Air Station, operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Oslo is also served by the low-cost Sandefjord Airport, Torp and Moss Airport, Rygge.

The area was taken into use by the Norwegian Army in 1740, with the first military airport facilities being built during the 1940s. Gardermoen remained a secondary reserve and charter airport to Oslo Airport, Fornebu until 8 October 1998, when the latter closed and an all-new Gardermoen opened, costing . An expansion with a third pier is scheduled to open after 2012.

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