Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen

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Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen
Stokmarknes lufthavn, Skagen
Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen (2015).jpg
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
Website Official website
Map
SKN is located in Norway
SKN
SKN
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 3,015 919 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 95,978
Aircraft movements 6,120
Cargo (tonnes) 6
Source: [1][2]

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 includes Dornier Do 228 and ambulance flights (MEDEVAC) using Beechcraft Super King Airs. Both types are operated by Lufttransport AS.

History[edit]

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

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]

Airlines Destinations
Widerøe Andenes, Bodø, Leknes,[4] Svolvær, Tromsø[5]
Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen (begins 25 June 2017)[6]

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. [7]

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