Molde Airport, Årø

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Molde Airport, Årø
Molde lufthavn, Årø
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Airport type Public
Operator Avinor
Serves Molde, Norway
Location Årø
Elevation AMSL 3 m / 10 ft
Coordinates 62°44′41″N 007°15′45″E / 62.74472°N 7.26250°E / 62.74472; 7.26250Coordinates: 62°44′41″N 007°15′45″E / 62.74472°N 7.26250°E / 62.74472; 7.26250
Website Official website
MOL is located in Norway
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,220 7,283 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 456,329
Aircraft movements 9,318
Cargo (tonnes) 3,252
Source: Norwegian AIP at Avinor[1]
Statistics from Avinor[2][3][4]

Molde Airport, Årø (Norwegian: Molde lufthavn, Årø; IATA: MOL[5]ICAO: ENML) is located in the town of Molde in Molde Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The airport serves Molde and the surrounding district of Romsdal. The airport is situated at Årø, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the town center.[1] After opening in 1972, services have been mainly to Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim. The airport had 436,471 terminal passengers in 2011.


The Norwegian aviation authorities decided to build two airports in Møre og Romsdal county–one serving Ålesund (Ålesund Airport, Vigra) and one serving Kristiansund (Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget), but not one in Molde. Molde decided that they also needed an airport and the city financed the airport that was finished in 1972. Braathens S.A.F.E said they would fly if the city built an airport, and were the only airline at the airport until after the deregulation of the airline market, serving with Fokker F-27, Fokker F-28 and Boeing 737. Braathens regional airline Busy Bee and Norwegian Air Shuttle also operated Fokker 50. In 1978, the airport was handed over to the government. A new passenger terminal opened in the early 1990s.

In 2005, the airport got permanent international status, and now has a duty-free shop in the departure area. In 2008, the runway was extended to 1,980 metres (6,500 ft) (LDA) and 2,050 metres (6,730 ft) (TORA), along with other improvements, including an upgrade of the terminal with a new arrival and baggage claim area and a new duty-free shop. Scandinavian Airlines terminated their services to Trondheim on 31 January 2010. Starting on 3 February 2010, Sun Air of Scandinavia started a service with Dornier 328 to Trondheim, operated for Krohn Air.[6][7] After four years of service, Krohn Air filed for bankruptcy on 5 February 2014.[8]


The airport resides at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 07/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,220 by 45 metres (7,283 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Danish Air Transport Stord
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Oslo-Gardermoen
Scandinavian Airlines Oslo-Gardermoen
Seasonal charter: Alicante
Widerøe Bergen, Trondheim
Wizz Air Gdańsk[9]


Airlines Destinations
Air Iceland Akureyri
West Air Sweden Oslo-Gardermoen


  1. ^ a b c "Airport information for ENML – MOLDE/Årø" (PDF). AIP Norway. 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. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (MOL: Molde / Aro)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Skjærvik, Linda (31 January 2010). "Ny flyrute mellom Trondheim og Molde". Adresseavisen (in Norwegian). 
  7. ^ Heiene, Marit (31 January 2010). "Krohn Air flyr Molde -Trondheim". Romsdals Budstikke (in Norwegian). 
  8. ^ Torvik, Egil (5 February 2014). "Krohn Air er konkurs" (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "WIZZ AIR: MAJOR EXPANSION AND 25% GROWTH IN POLAND IN 2015 - Further 2 based aircraft and 5 new routes". Wizz Air. 26 August 2014.