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Svolvær Airport, Helle

Svolvær Airport, Helle
Svolvær lufthavn, Helle
Svolvær Airport: terminal building.
ICAO: ENSH
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Avinor
Serves Svolvær
Location Helle
Elevation AMSL 29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates
Map
SVJ is located in Nordland
SVJ
SVJ
Location in Nordland county
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 3,104 946 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 77,310
Aircraft movements 4,668
Cargo (tonnes) 199
Source: Norwegian AIP at Avinor[1]
Statistics from Avinor[2][3][4]

Svolvær Airport, Helle (ICAO: ENSH) is a regional airport serving the town of Svolvær in Vågan municipality (and the region surrounding Svolvær) in Nordland county, Norway.

Service

The airport is operated by Avinor. It is served by Widerøe with Dash 8 aircraft connecting the community to Bodø and other communities in Nordland. The services are all on subsidized public service obligation routes administered by the Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communication.

In 2011, Svolvær Airport had 77,310 passengers. In 2007, a new road ("Lofast") opened which allows driving to the Evenes Airport, but Svolvær Airport has kept its passenger figures.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Widerøe Bodø, Leknes, Røst, Stokmarknes, Tromsø[5]

Ground transportation

Map of the airport.

There is no bus service to the airport, but taxis are available. The airport is located at Helle, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of the town.

Future

Avinor is planning building a new primary airport to serve Lofoten and possibly also Vesterålen. Two locations have been put forward, Gimsøy () and Hadselsanden (). The former could replace Leknes Airport and Svolvær Airport, Helle, the latter could also replace Stokmarknes Airport. As both alternatives imply direct services to Oslo, the leakage to Evenes would be reduced.[6] The region wants to be more attractive on the conference market which would create more job opportunities outside the tourist season.

References

  1. ^ "Airport information for ENSH". 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. ^ wideroe.no
  6. ^ "Nasjonal transportplan 2014–2023: Framtidsrettet utvikling av lufthavnstrukturen" (in Norwegian).  

External links

  • AIP entry for Svolvær airport
  • Avinor entry on Svolvær Airport, Helle


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