Forde Airport Facts
Førde Airport, Bringeland is a regional airport located at Bringelandsåsen in the municipality of Gaular, about 16 kilometers south of the town of Førde in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Owned and operated by the state-owned Avinor, the airport has a single 1,019-meter runway numbered 07–25. It is served by Widerøe, which operates Dash 8-100 aircraft to the cities of Bergen, Florø and Oslo.
Starting in 1970, the town of Førde was served by Førde Airport, Øyrane, located in an industrial site in town and with poor operational conditions. Bringeland was opened in 1986 and the old airport was closed. Bringeland originally consisted of a 859-meter runway, but that was lengthened in 2010. Since 1988, the helicopter operator Airlift has also been based at the airport
. The airport was originally municipal, but nationalized in 1996. Bringeland served 82,356 passengers in 2011.