Oslo Airport gets fresh coffee on wheels

Photo: Marc van der Chijs / Flickr Starbucks's presence in European airports continues to expand.

Photo: Marc van der Chijs / Flickr
The presence of Starbucks in European airports continues to expand.

Sarah Bostock
The Foreigner

American company Starbucks introduces a mobile facility for travelers on their way out of Norway.

“Norwegians love coffee and over the course of one day more than 6,000 cups are consumed here at the airport alone. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer coffee from a mobile unit,” says Gitte Erlandsen, department manager for business development.

Erlandsen estimates that over 25,000 passengers will travel abroad from Oslo Airport Thursday, July 16, and believes the kiosk will be well received. “Since we have little space in the terminal due to the expansion project, we have chosen a mobile solution because the areas we have available must be used for the many thousands of travelers that are here every day,” she explains.

The portable International Departures-located coffee cart, which opened on July 13, is available daily between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and will primarily be in the area near the Foodmarket. Gardermoen’s Arrivals area Starbucks is open between 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Norway’s first Starbucks opened at Oslo Airport in February 2012.

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It also appeared in the July 24, 2015, issue of the Norwegian American Weekly. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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