Mosjøen Airport, Kjærstad

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Mosjøen Airport, Kjærstad
Mosjøen lufthavn, Kjærstad
Mosjøen lufthavn - MJF-2006-07-17.JPG
IATA: MJFICAO: ENMS
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Avinor
Serves Mosjøen
Location Kjærstad, Vefsn, Norway
Elevation AMSL 73 m / 240 ft
Coordinates 65°47′02.39″N 013°12′53.69″E / 65.7839972°N 13.2149139°E / 65.7839972; 13.2149139
Website Official website
Map
SOG is located in Norway
SOG
SOG
Location in Norway
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 1,019 3,343 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 61,480
Aircraft movements 6,058
Cargo (tonnes) 16
Source: [1][2]

Mosjøen Airport, Kjærstad (Norwegian: Mosjøen lufthavn, Kjærstad, IATA: MJFICAO: ENMS) is a regional airport serving Mosjøen in Nordland, Norway. In 2014 Mosjøen Airport had 61,480 passengers. It is owned and operated by the state owned Avinor.

Service[edit]

The airport is served by Widerøe with Dash 8 aircraft connecting the community to Bodø and Trondheim. The routes are operated on public service obligation with the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The runway is too short for flights with enough fuel to reach Oslo.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The airport was opened in 1987 as part of the last group of regional airports to be built in Norway.

In 2002 the Ministry of Transport launched an idea of merging the three airports serving Northern Helgeland, Mosjøen Airport, Sandnessjøen Airport and Mo i Rana Airport into a new airport at Drevjadalen in Vefsn, 15 km north of Mosjøen (55 km from Sandnessjøen, 70 from Mo i Rana). Meteorological tests performed by Avinor showed however that the area had too much fog to serve as an airport. The idea was to build one new airport with a large enough runway to take down Airbus A320/Boeing 737 aircraft directly from Oslo, and make it unnecessary to operate subsidied regional aircraft to Helgeland. The Korgfjell Tunnel opened in 2005 created a reliable and fast road between Mosjøen and Mo i Rana. A better road to Sandnessjøen is under construction, finished 2014. As of 2007 the idea of a new airport at this location is abandoned by both Avinor and the Ministry of Transport.[3][4] Instead a decision was made in 2013 to build a larger airport near Mo i Rana Airport, Røssvoll.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Widerøe Bodø, Mo i Rana, Namsos, Sandnessjøen, Trondheim[5]

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is located 10 minutes out of town. There is no bus service to the airport, but taxis are available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Månedsrapport" (XLS). Avinor. 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Airport information for ENMS". Avinor. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Avinor. "Utreder ny felles flyplass på Helgeland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-02-02. [dead link]
  4. ^ Statens Vegvesen. "Nasjonal Transportplan, forslag til handlingsplan region nord" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-02-02. [dead link]
  5. ^ wideroe.no