Røros Airport

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Røros Airport
IATA: RRSICAO: ENRO
Summary
Airport type Civil
Operator Avinor
Serves Røros, Norway
Location Røros
Elevation AMSL 626 m / 2,054 ft
Coordinates 62°34′42.28″N 11°20′32.45″E / 62.5784111°N 11.3423472°E / 62.5784111; 11.3423472Coordinates: 62°34′42.28″N 11°20′32.45″E / 62.5784111°N 11.3423472°E / 62.5784111; 11.3423472
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,720 5,643 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 17,416
Aircraft Movements 3,808
Cargo (tonnes) 123
Source: Norwegian AIP at Avinor[1]
Statistics from Avinor[2][3][4]

Røros Airport (IATA: RRSICAO: ENRO) is a regional airport serving the town of Røros in Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. The airport is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the town centre and opened in 1957. It is served daily by Widerøe to Oslo Airport, Gardermoen. It was served weekly by Skyways Express to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (airline bankrupt 2012). The airport is the main base for the general aviation and flight training company Rørosfly.

History[edit]

Various airlines have served Røros, the first scheduled flight was operated by Braathens SAFE on 18 July 1957 with a de Havilland Heron aircraft. Braathens SAFE operated the airport as part of its Oslo-Trondheim route, with two daily stops. The airline used Boeing 737 aircraft in the 1980s and 90s. The route was not profitable for Braathens SAFE, becoming a subsidized public service obligation.

Operations were carried by Widerøe between 2001 and 2006. In 2000 the airport served 27,099 passengers,[5] but the pullout of Braathens in 2001 caused the passenger traffic to drop by 75%.[6] Widerøe did succeed in recovering some of the lost traffic throughout 2004.[7]

From 1 April 2006 until January 2008, scheduled services were provided by Coast Air with ATR 42 aircraft. The airline has initially suffered from poor passenger numbers[8] while residents called for an extra departure and a different schedule.[9] Coast Air filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations on 23 January 2008, leaving Røros Airport with no scheduled passenger services, an event which upset the travel industry and major employers in the Røros region.[10]

The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications attempted to find a replacement for Coast Air, contacting six different airlines. Widerøe, Air Norway, and Danish Air Transport expressed interest to resume operations on the route to Oslo,[11] with Widerøe being awarded a temporary contract and starting operations on 4 February 2008.[12]

Danu Oro Transportas began operating a permanent service from 1 April 2009[13] until Widerøe won back the contract for the route 1 December 2012.[14] During winters of 2010 to 2012, Skyways operated two weekly round trips to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, using Fokker 50 aircraft, serving ski resorts in the Funäsdalen area.[15]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Widerøe Oslo-Gardermoen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airport information for ENRO". Avinor. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Passenger statistics from Avinor" (xls). Avinor. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Aircraft Movement statistics from Avinor" (xls). Avinor. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cargo statistics from Avinor" (xls). Avinor. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  5. ^ dep.no
  6. ^ Avinor
  7. ^ retten.no
  8. ^ fjell-ljom.no
  9. ^ fjell-ljom.no
  10. ^ "Coast Air konkurs - nytt rutetilbud snart klar". Fjell-Ljom (in Norwegian). 24 January 2008. 
  11. ^ "Tre vil fly til Røros". E24 (in Norwegian). 28 January 2008. 
  12. ^ "Tilbake på Røros-jord". Arbeidets Rett (in Norwegian). 4 February 2008. 
  13. ^ "Første morgenfly har lettet". Arbeidets Rett (in Norwegian). 1 April 2009. 
  14. ^ "Widerøe tilbake til Røros" (in NRK). Norwegian. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Direktefly Stockholm – Røros vinteren 2010". Boarding (in Norwegian). 16 September 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 

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