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Hammerfest Airport

Hammerfest Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Finnmark
Airport typePublic
Elevation78.9 m (799 ft)

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Hammerfest Airport ( ) is an airport serving the town of Hammerfest in Finnmark, Norway. The airport is located north of the town centre. The airport was opened on 30 July 1974 as part of a series of regional airports in northern Norway. It is operated by Avinor. In 2007, the airport served 148,541 passengers , making it the third largest airport in Finnmark. Traffic increased by 8.6% by April 2007 (domestic flights: 10.1%, international flights: 5.9%), compared to an average 5.6% movements increase during the same period (domestic: 6.7%, international: 2.6%).

The airport is served by Widerøe who operates flights to mainly Tromsø, which have connections onwards to Southern Norway. Widerøe operates De Havilland Canada Dash 8-100 aircraft from Hammerfest. The helicopter company Norsk Helikopter also operates flights to offshore installations.

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