Oslo Lufthavn Fornebu was
closed for good on October 7, 1998. The world's most efficient
airport per square foot is now being redeveloped into resedential and
commercial purposes, and today, ten years later - there still is a large
part that is undeveloped. The runways are gone, but some of the old
buildings still remain.
These pictures were all taken on the
Checking in for the last flights.
The SAS check-in hall, near the
entrance to the international gates.
The last breakfast at 'Boden B'.
'Dearly beloved Fornebu. only 59
years old, you were torn away from us. You will be greatly missed.'
Some even sponsored music.
The national press was of course
present. The national state radio broadcasted from FBU all day long.
Braathens was on strike and all
their flights were cancelled.
The original plans called for
Braathens and SAS jointly to close the airport, but instead there was a certain
excitement whether this aircraft even would be flown out due to the pilot
strike. It eventually was, flown by a couple of management pilots.
To compensate, they performed one of
the best lowpasses of the day. However, they didn't have any passengers
There were several lowpasses that
day. Some more spectacular than others.
Crossair, however, didn't take any
chances ... pansies!
Another nice lowpass.
Undersigned leaving LN-RMY after
signing my last loadsheet. SK1369 to HAU.
Many farewells were taken that day.
Last day at 'Parkering'. Nissa
Nyberget's FBU-anthem was frequently played over the PA system.
Happy/unhappy colleagues (delete as
As darkness fell, the crowds started
to gather awaiting the last departure.
OY-KGT is being towed from gate 32 to gate 25.
At gate 25, preparations were
underway for the last flight.
Boarding has started.
are being closed.
The last pushback. Everyone
are waving their specially issued white handkerchiefs.
Never has so many people witnessed a
regular flight to Bergen depart.
Finally .. after
takeoff from a runway that mostly resembled an African airstrip,
Captain Terje Gorgas and his crew returned for a final lowpass before
continuing towards Bergen.
This is what it sounded
like the last few minutes
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Clip 2 - Clip
3 - Clip 4 - Clip
The last passengers have left, but
some thing never change (The headline reads 'Huge losses at DnB' - Norway's biggest bank at the
THE NEXT DAY
An airport has gone.
ENFB.net/Andreas Mowinckel, 2008 and beyond.