Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen

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Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen

Stokmarknes lufthavn, Skagen
Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen (2015).jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAvinor
ServesStokmarknes and Sortland
LocationSkagen
Elevation AMSL13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates68°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
WebsiteOfficial website
Map
SKN is located in Nordland
SKN
SKN
SKN is located in Norway
SKN
SKN
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 3,015 919 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers93,782
Aircraft movements6,302
Cargo (tonnes)N/A
Source: [1][2]

Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen (IATA: SKN, ICAO: ENSK) (Norwegian: Stokmarknes lufthavn, Skagen) is an airport in Hadsel Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Langøya, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the town of Stokmarknes and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of the town 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 frequent traffic includes ambulance flights (MEDEVAC) using Beechcraft Super King Airs operated by Lufttransport AS. From July 1st, 2019 Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance will take over as operator for such flights.

Map of the airport and the main road that runs to the north of it
Passengers disembarking a Widerøe aircraft at Stokmarknes

History[edit]

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.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Widerøe Bodø, Leknes, Tromsø
Seasonal: Oslo–Gardermoen

Extension[edit]

Work on extending RESA and improving the strip around the runway was completed in 2006.[3] In March 2015, Avinor decided to postpone plans for extending the runway to 1199 meters. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistisk" (XLS). Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  2. ^ "Airport information for ENSK". Avinor.
  3. ^ a b "Lufthavnens historie" (in Norwegian). Avinor.no. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  4. ^ "Utsetter Skagen". Bladet Vesterålen. 2014-10-17. Retrieved 2015-05-06.