Batsfjord Airport Facts
Båtsfjord Airport is a regional airport serving Båtsfjord in Finnmark, Norway. It consists of a 1,000 by 30 meters runway and served 12,363 passengers in 2014. Scheduled services are provided by Widerøe using the Dash 8 to Kirkenes, Hammerfest and other communities in Finnmark. The airport is owned and operated by the state-owned Avinor.
It is the second airport in Båtsfjord. The first was built in 1973, but only had a gravel runway. When Widerøe replaced their smaller de Havilland Canada Twin Otters with the Dash 8, a new airport was needed to serve Båtsfjord. The new airport cost 178 million Norwegian krone and opened on 9 September 1999.