New airport in northern Norway gets green light

Robin-Ivan Capar
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New airport in northern Norway gets green light
The new airport is scheduled for completion in 2029. Photo by Norconsult / LPO / Arcus / Avinor / Press

The development of the long-planned new airport in Bodø has finally been given the go-ahead. According to current estimates, the airport is set to be completed by 2029.


After a long process and multiple delays, the project to construct a new airport in Bodø has been approved by Avinor, the state-owned company that operates most of Norway's civil airports.

The project will cost 7.2 billion kroner in 2022 without the purchase of land and without associated financing costs.


Avinor will contribute 2.6 billion kroner to the project, while the rest will be financed by the Norwegian state and local funds.

"We are happy to make this decision after a long process involving the Norwegian Armed Forces and Bodø Municipality. We will build a new airport, and the urban development project will have great social significance for the entire region," Avinor chief Abraham Foss stated in a press release.

Scheduled for completion in 2029

The new airport will be located approximately 900 meters south of the current airport. The major construction works will start in 2024.

"Although there will not be much activity to be seen before 2024, we feel that with this decision, we are finally well underway," Foss added.

The new airport is scheduled for completion in 2029.

The current airport will remain operational until the new airport opens.


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