Mo i Rana Airport, Røssvoll

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Mo i Rana Airport, Røssvoll
Mo i Rana lufthavn, Røssvoll
Mo I Rana Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Avinor
Serves Mo i Rana
Location Røssvoll, Rana, Norway
Elevation AMSL 229 ft / 70 m
Coordinates 66°21′50″N 014°18′06″E / 66.36389°N 14.30167°E / 66.36389; 14.30167Coordinates: 66°21′50″N 014°18′06″E / 66.36389°N 14.30167°E / 66.36389; 14.30167
Map
MON is located in Norway
MON
MON
Location in Norway
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 2,858 871 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 104,474
Aircraft movements 7,374
Cargo (tonnes) 13
Source: [1][2]

Mo i Rana Airport, Røssvoll (Norwegian: Mo i Rana lufthavn, Røssvoll) (IATA: MQNICAO: ENRA) is a regional airport serving the town of Mo i Rana in the municipality of Rana in Nordland county, Norway. The airport is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) outside the town in the village of Røssvoll. In 2014 Mo i Rana Airport served 104,474 passengers. It is operated by Avinor.

Service[edit]

The airport is served by Widerøe with Dash 8 aircraft connecting the community to Bodø, Trondheim, and other communities in Nordland and Nord-Trøndelag counties. The routes are operated on public service obligation with the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. The runway is too short for flights with enough fuel to reach Oslo.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Widerøe Bodø, Brønnøysund, Oslo-Gardermoen,[3] Sandnessjøen, Rørvik, Trondheim[4]

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is located in Røssvoll about 20 minutes north-east of the town along the E6. There are no buses to the airport, but taxis are available. Rental cars are available in the town of Mo i Rana.

Future[edit]

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 one new airport with a large enough runway to fly jet aircraft like Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 aircraft directly to Oslo, and make it unnecessary to operate subsidied regional aircraft to Helgeland. There are also doubts about the future availability of large enough aircraft for 800 m runways. Better roads between the areas including two long tunnels (Korgfjell Tunnel opened in 2005 and Toven Tunnel) opened 2014) have also been built. A location was selected at Drevjadalen in Vefsn, 15 km north of Mosjøen (55 km from Sandnessjøen, 70 from Mo i Rana). Meteorological tests showed that the location was too foggy, so a new location was searched for.

In June 2013 the parliament decided to build the new airport a few km south of Røssvoll airport.

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