|IATA: FRO – ICAO: ENFL|
|Elevation AMSL||37 ft / 11 m|
|Source: Norwegian AIP at Avinor
Statistics from Avinor
Florø airport (IATA: FRO, ICAO: ENFL) (Norwegian: Florø lufthavn) is an airport serving the town of Florø in Flora Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located south of the town centre, on the southern shore of the island of Florelandet, on which the town is located. It had 141,194 travellers during 2005, making it the largest regional airport in Norway.
Services from the airport are provided by Widerøe using Dash-8 turboprop aircraft to Bergen and Oslo on public service obligation contracts. Danish Air Transport has a commercial service to Stavanger using ATR-42. The airport also has a heliport, used to transport personnel to oil platforms in the North Sea.
The airport is served by the town bus in Florø.
Flights with seaplanes commenced already in the 1930s. Plans for a land-based airport came in the 1950s, and in 1956 the building of the terminal began, but completion of the airport was delayed when the Twin Otter airplane did not get approval for flights during winter. However, Stortinget decided to complete the airport in 1969 and the airport was opened on July 28, 1971 along with other regional airports in Sogn og Fjordane. The heliport was completed in 1994. An expansion of the runway from 800 meters to 1199 meters declared distances (1264 meters physically) was completed in 2000.
The scheduled passenger service to Florø was provided by Widerøe from its 1971 opening until 2000 when Coast Air won the Public Service Obligation and took over. Since April 1, 2003 the passenger services are provided by Danish Air Transport. The loss of the contract caused problems for Widerøe since they had an operative and technical base at the airport. Widerøe won back PSO-contract from April 2012.
Airlines and destinations
|Widerøe||Bergen-Flesland, Førde, Kristiansand-Kjevik, Kristiansund Oslo-Gardermoen, Sogndal, Stavanger-Sola, Ørstad/Volda|
- Avinor entry for Florø Airport
- Avinor entry for Florø Airport (Norwegian) (more detail)
- World Aero Data entry on Florø Airport