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Lakselv Airport, Banak

Lakselv Airport Banak
Lakselv Airport, Banak
Airport information
 Location of airport in Finnmark
Airport typeJoint (Civil and Military)
Elevation8 m (25 ft)

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Lakselv Airport, Banak ( ) is located 1,5 km from the town of Lakselv in the municipality of Porsanger in Finnmark county, in northern Norway. The airport also serves Karasjok, some 74 km to the south, with a corresponding airport coach six days a week. It is marketed under the name North Cape Airport, even though North Cape is 180 km away, while Honningsvåg Airport, Valan is only 35 km from the cape. Lakselv Airport is owned and operated by Avinor, serving 56,954 passengers in 2009.

The airport has daily connections to Tromsø and Alta, operated by Widerøe, as well as international charter flights during the summer season. It is the northernmost airport in European mainland which has a runway long enough for jet aircraft such as Boeing 737. Station Group Banak operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force also operates at the airport.

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