- Honningsvåg Airport, Valan
name = Honningsvåg Airport, Valan
IATA = HVG
ICAO = ENHV
type = Public
location = Valan
elevation-f = 42
elevation-m = 13
coordinates = Coord|71|00|35|N|025|59|01|E|type:airport|display=inline,title
r1-number = 08/26
r1-length-f = 2,884
r1-length-m = 879
Honningsvåg Airport, Valan airport codes|HVG|ENHV (Norwegian: Honningsvåg lufthavn, Valan) is a regional airport in
Nordkappmunicipality in Finnmark, Norway. It mainly serves the community of Honningsvåg, but also Kamøyvær, Gjesvær, and Skarsvåg. It was opened in 1977 and had 35 789 passengers in 2005. Honningsvåg Airport, Valan is also the nearest airport if you are travelling to North Cape. The airport is located at Valan, only 35 km from North Cape and 4 km north of the city centre of Honningsvåg.
The airport is connected to Honningsvåg by
European route E69. The single runway is 879 metres long and numbered 08/26.
Scheduled services are operated by
Widerøewho operate Dash 8aircraft as part of the regional network in Northern Norway connecting regional airports together. From Honningsvåg Airport, Valan you can fly to Southern Norway, such as Oslo, Bergenand Trondheimvia Tromsø Airport, Langnes. From Tromsø there is good connections with Scandinavian Airlines, Widerøeand Norwegian.
Widerøe operates at Honningsvåg Airport, Valan on public service obligation contract with the
Government of Norwaywith three daily flights to Hammerfestand Tromsø, and one daily flight to Mehamn, Vadsøand Kirkenes.
Destinations and airlines
Widerøe(Hammerfest, Mehamn, Tromsø, Kirkenes, Vadsø)
Accidents and incidents
October 29 1990a Twin Otterairplane operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force crashed at Honningsvåg due to turbulence and three people were killed.
* [http://www.avinor.no/lufthavn/honningsvag?type=d Avinor entry on Honningsvåg airport]
* [http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19901029-0 Aviation-safety.net entry on the 1990 crash]
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