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Bergen Flesland Airport picture
Bergen Airport, Flesland
Bergen lufthavn, Flesland
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Bergen Airport, Flesland (Norwegian: Bergen lufthavn, Flesland) (IATA: BGO, ICAO: ENBR) is the airport in Bergen, Norway, located 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) southwest[1] of the city. It was opened in 1955, and built with funds from NATO. It has functioned as a combined civil and military airport since its opening. Flesland is owned and operated by Avinor.

Flesland is Norway's second largest airport, serving 4,852,740 passengers in 2007. Seven airlines offer domestic flights to 16 destinations while eight airlines offer flights to 43 international destinations, including daily flights to Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London and Stockholm. Some of the traffic comes from Flesland's role as a hub for regional traffic from Sogn og Fjordane, with many flights with 37 seat Dash 8 airplanes operated by Wideroe and ATR 42 planes by Danish Air Transport. The old terminal has been converted to a heliport, which primarily serves oil platforms in the North Sea. Still, the most important route is the one to Oslo, with about 35 daily flights with Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Norwegian and Scandinavian Airlines. This route is the seventh busiest in Europe.

Bergen Flesland Airport picture
Jet2 previously flew a route to Newcastle with their Boeing 737-300s.
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Airline terminal

Its current terminal was designed by the local architect Halfdan Grieg and was opened in 1988. The same architect also designed the old terminal. The terminal has 11 gates with jetbridges, numbered 21-32 (gate 30 is for airplanes on the apron). The terminal is built so that opening and closing doors can convert gates between domestic and international traffic. However, the gates are generally divided into a domestic and international area, although the boundary can change according to needs.

Gate 21 is at the southeast end of the terminal, the remaining gates are then numbered clockwise around the terminal, finishing with gate 32 at the northeast end.

- Gates 21 and 22 are used solely for international flights, gate 22 is used solely for flights to the Schengen Area.
- Gates 23 to 27 are used for both international and domestic flights.
- Gates 28 to 32 are used solely for domestic flights.

Gate 24 is the only gate which can serve class E (i.e. wingspan of 52-65 m (170-210 ft)) aircraft such as the Airbus A340 or Boeing 747.

In addition to the parking spaces with jetbridges, there are 11 parking spots for aircraft on the apron.[3]

All passengers travelling on international flight must pass through the duty free shop in order to get to their flight. There is a possibility for some passengers (for example, those allergic to perfume) to ask security to use a narrow coridor which bypasses the shop. Nonetheless, the layout has been criticized by teetotalist organizations. The airport's response is that the layout was needed due to the terminal's small size.[4] The shop has also been criticized for informing passengers who purchase less than their permitted tax-free quota of alcohol that they are allowed to purchase more. The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs indicated that this may violate the ban on alcohol advertising.

Helicopter terminal

The old airline terminal built in 1955, located 250 m (820 ft) north of the airline terminal, is still used for helicopter traffic, mainly to the North Sea. There were 230,000 helicopter passengers in 2007. There are in all ten parking spots for helicopters, of which seven are used daily for embarkation and disembarkation, one is used to bring maritime pilots out to ships, while two are used for maintenance.

In addition to housing the helicopter terminal, the airport accommodates the airport's administration offices. Avinor noted that the old building is somewhat delapidated with poor ventilation and some leaks.

History

The first steps towards an airport at Flesland were taken in 1937 when parts of the farm Flesland were expropriated by the City. In 1952 the authorities decided to build an airport there, and in 1955 it was finished with a runway at 2,999 m (9,840 ft). The original airport was primarily financed by NATO. A new terminal opened in 1988 and a new tower in 1991.

Future plans

Avinor has decided to use 461 million NOK to upgrade the airport, with among other things extension of the international terminal, better aircraft parking, change to the taxiways, new operational buildings, deicing platform, ground radar, secondary radar and runway center lights.

Bergen Flesland Airport picture

SAS provides numerous services from Bergen, here with an McDonnell Douglas MD-82
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Airport Information

Travel time to city centre: 45 minutes
Airport bus: Yes
Taxi: Yes
Car rental: Yes
Taxfree shop: Yes
Restaurants: Yes
Cash dispenser: Yes
Hotel close to the airport: Yes
Airport charges / Weekly Season Card: Purchasable at this airport

Location

City: Bergen, Norway
Name: Flesland
ICAO / IATA: ENBR / BGO
Details
Type: Airport (Aerodrome, Airfield)
Use: Public/Civil
Latitude: 60°17'36"N (60.293386)
Longitude: 5°13'05"E (5.218142)
Datum: WGS 1984
Elevation: 170 ft (52 m)
Timezone: UTC+1 (DST+2)
Runways: 1
Longest: 9810 * 148 ft (2990 * 45 m)

Contact us

Terminal building opening hours
The terminal opens at 4.30 a.m. and closes after the last arrival.

Contact Avinor at Bergen Airport
Telephone: +47 67 03 11 00
Telefax: +47 67 03 11 01

Visiting address
Flyplassveien 555

Postal address
Avinor, Bergen lufthavn, P.O. Box 34 Flesland, 5869 Bergen

Invoicing address
Avinor, Bergen lufthavn, P.O. Box 150 , 2061 Gardermoen
Fax : (+47) 64 81 90 01

URL: http://www.avinor.no/en/airport/bergen


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General Info
Country Norway
ICAO ID ENBR
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 60.293386
60° 17' 36.19" N
Longitude 5.218142
005° 13' 05.31" E
Elevation 170 feet
52 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 001° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name BERGEN FLESLAND
Near City Bergen
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 119.1
122.1
GND
Opr HO
121.9
DIRECTOR
Opr HO
118.85
ATIS 125.25
ARR
Opr HO
125.0
RADAR
0530-2200Z++
121.0


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
17/35 9810 x 148 feet
2990 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 070FAXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN FLE FLESLAND 092X - At Field -
VOR-DME VOO VOLLO 095Y 114.85 15.6 NM 172.4
NDB BTA BRATTA - 336 14.9 NM 352.6


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Other Fluids DE-ICE, Anti-icing/De-icing/Defrosting Fluid (MIL A 8243)


Remarks
CAUTION Ints copter tfc in area use rwy and Twy Y for tkof and ldg. Windshear likely onshort final to Rwy 17 and Rwy 35 in winds over 12 Kt fr 20 -34 . Bird and deer haz. Hang and paragliding NE of arpt.
FLUID Avbl 01 Oct - 30 Apr, 0530-2200Z++. OT with 1hr PN via C47 5511-4365 or 9571-4365. Obtain de-ice sequence from GND.
FUEL (NC-100LL, J8)
LGT PAPI Rwy 17 GS 3.1 .
NS ABTMT See AP/2 Supplementary Arpt Info.
RSTD Twy ZN ltd to 118' wingspan, Twy ZS ltd to 171' wingspan.
RWY Rwy 17 LDA and TORA 8038', Rwy 35 LDA and TORA 8383'.


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