Oslo Airport Information
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (IATA: OSL) 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, 27 European and 5 intercontinental destinations. More than 18 million passengers traveled through Oslo Airport in 2009, 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 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi) north-northeast of Oslo.
The airport covers an area of 13 square kilometres (5.0 sq mi). It is built based on the Atlanta-model, with two parallel runways and a single terminal with two piers on a single line. Non-commercial and practice general aviation is not operated at Gardermoen, and is mainly done from Kjeller Airport, Rakkestad Airport and Tønsberg Airport, Jarlsberg. Gardermoen is located 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi) north-northeast of Oslo.
Situated about 47 kilometres (29 mi) from the city center, Oslo Airport offers extended public transporting services. The airport has the world's highest degree of public transport, with a share of 60 %.
The Flytoget airport express train operates to Oslo Central Station six times per hour in nineteen minutes, with three services continuing onwards via five intermediate stations to Drammen Station. The Airport Express Train has a 34 % ground transport share.
The Norwegian State Railways (NSB) also operates from the airport, both a commuter train service to Eidsvoll and Kongsberg, and a regional service north to Oppland and Hedmark, and south to Vestfold. Both offer services to Oslo, and the latter allows direct service to Sandefjord Airport, Torp. Five daily express trains to Trondheim stop at the airport, including one night train.
The Oslo Airport Express Coach serves the airport, from Oslo, Fredrikstad, Ski and Gjøvik. In addition, most express buses from other parts of Norway stop at the airport. The local transport authority, Ruter, operates a number of services to Gardermoen from nearby places.
The airport is located on Norwegian National Road 35, which connects as a four-lane motorway to the European Route E6 about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the east. The E6 runs south with four lanes to Oslo, and northwards with two or four lanes towards Oppland, Hedmark and Central Norway. National Road 35 connects with two lanes westward as a toll road towards Southern Oppland. There are 11,400 parking spaces at the airport, as well as taxi stands and rental car facilities.
Here are some of the major Airlines that service Oslo Airport:
- Air Malta
- Air Berlin
- Air France
- Air Méditerranée
- Air Norway operated by North Flying
- Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways
- British Airways
- British Airways operated by Sun Air
- Brussels Airlines
- Cimber Sterling
- Continental Airlines
- Czech Airlines
- Danish Air Transport
- Danu Oro Transportas
- Eastern Airways
- Estonian Air
- Iceland Express
- Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Scandinavian Airlines
- SATA International
- Swiss International Airlines
- TAP Portugal
- Thai Airways International
- Turkish Airlines
- US Airways
The above mentioned information is taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oslo_Airport,_Gardermoen