Hasvik Airport Facts
Hasvik Airport is a regional airport serving Hasvik Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The airport is located in the village of Hasvik on the island of Sørøya. In 2012, Hasvik Airport had 7,629 passengers, making it the third-least busy airport operated by the state-owned Avinor. The airport consists of a 909-meter runway and is served by Widerøe with Dash 8-100 aircraft.
Planning started in 1972 for an airport to serve air taxi and air ambulance services. The original 421-meter gravel runway opened on 17 May 1973, allowing Norving to operate flights with their Britten-Norman Islanders.
The airport was upgraded with a longer runway and a larger terminal in 1983, allowing Norving to start scheduled services to Alta and Hammerfest. Widerøe took over the routes in 1990, at first using the de Havilland Canada Twin Otter. The runway was asphalted in 1995, allowing Widerøe to introduce the Dash 8. The airport was nationalized two years later.