Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen

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Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen
Stokmarknes lufthavn, Skagen
IATA: SKNICAO: ENSK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Avinor
Serves Stokmarknes and Sortland
Location Skagen
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 68°34′51″N 15°01′34″E / 68.58083°N 15.02611°E / 68.58083; 15.02611Coordinates: 68°34′51″N 15°01′34″E / 68.58083°N 15.02611°E / 68.58083; 15.02611
Map
SKN is located in Nordland
SKN
SKN
Location in Nordland county
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 3,015 919 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 104,171
Aircraft movements 6,102
Cargo (tonnes) 43
Source: Norwegian AIP at Avinor[1]
Statistics from Avinor[2][3][4]

Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen (IATA: SKNICAO: ENSK) (Norwegian: Stokmarknes lufthavn, Skagen) is an airport in the municipality of Hadsel in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Langøya, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of Stokmarknes and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Sortland.

Widerøe is the only approved scheduled air carrier to operate from the airport, using Canadian-built De Havilland Canada Dash 8 STOL (short take-off and landing) aircraft. Other traffic include the Norwegian Coast Guards Dornier Do 228 and ambulance flights (MEDEVAC) using Beechcraft Super King Airs.

History[edit]

Map of the airport and the main road that runs to the north of it.

The airport opened 1 July 1972 as part of a government program of building a series of small airports along the coast. This was a major success and an important step for the population in the area (Vesterålen archipelago), who now could travel to the bigger cities of Norway and the rest of the world in one day, not weeks. Currently owned and operated by Avinor, the airport was managed by the Hadsel municipality for the first 20 years.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Widerøe Andenes, Bodø, Svolvær, Tromsø[6]

Extension[edit]

There is work in progress for extending RESA and improving the strip around the runway, for completion in the fall of 2006.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airport information for ENSK". 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. ^ a b "Lufthavnens historie" (in Norwegian). Avinor.no. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  6. ^ wideroe.no

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