Deep disaster is operating via the Norwegian airline business, however that doesn’t stop the federal government in Oslo from allocating billions to new airport tasks north within the nation.
In Bodø, a model new runway and terminal might be constructed lower than a kilometer from the prevailing airport. The venture is estimated to value NOK 5 billion (€490 million), and comes after the Norwegian Air Drive determined to desert Bodø and transfer operations to Evenes and Ørlandet.
Native authorities in Bodø have for the reason that Air Drive formally moved out of city in 2016 been pushing for the constructing of the brand new airport additional away from the city middle. The lands of the prevailing growing older runway should be used for city developments, the city authorities argues. In its venture branded “New town, new airport,” native builders define new acreage for housing, enterprise and business.
It can put together the bottom for a big inhabitants progress, city authorities say
Nevertheless, the venture comes with a stunning value, and critics argue that the investments won’t ever pay again.
And the brand new infrastructure object might be positioned just a few hundred meters away from the prevailing airport.
On sixteenth February 2021, Norwegian state airport firm Avinor formally completed a preliminary first part of the project. The Norwegian authorities is now anticipated to authorised the venture earlier than summer time and funding might be supplied within the 2022 state price range.
Authorities funding is believed to exceed NOK 3 billion (€290 million).
One other state airport growth venture is happening about 300 kilometers additional north. In Tromsø, Avinor is that this 12 months beginning the development of a brand new main terminal constructing adjoining to the prevailing facility.
The upgraded Tromsø Airport is because of be accomplished earlier than 2024 and enhance annual passenger capability to 2,7 million. The venture has a value body of 1,01 billion NOK (€ ), Avinor informs.
The main investments in north Norwegian airports come as passenger numbers have plummeted following the COVID-19. A complete of 628 thousand passengers in 2020 traveled via the Bodø Airport, and 882 thousand via Tromsø, a lower of 46 and 45 % respectively, figures from Avinor say.