Honningsvag Airport Facts
Honningsvåg Airport, Valan is a regional airport serving Honningsvåg in Nordkapp, Norway. The airport is located at Valan, on the south side of Skipsfjorden, 4.5 kilometers north of the village. The airport has a 880-by-30-meter asphalt runway is operated by the state-owned Avinor. Flights are operated to other communities in Finnmark by Widerøe, who serve the airport with their Dash 8-100 aircraft. The airport handled 13,487 passengers in 2014.
Honningsvåg was served by a seaplane route in the late 1930s, but these never resumed after World War II. Honningsvåg Airport was planned as part of the construction of short take-off and landing airports in Finnmark, but did not open until 30 June 1977 because of airport's difficult terrain and landing conditions. Widerøe originally served the airport using the de Havilland Canada Twin Otter, until the Dash 8 was introduced in 1995. The routes have since 1997 been subsidized through public service obligations. A new terminal opened in 1989. The opening of the North Cape Tunnel in 1999 has resulted in a decrease of traffic at the airport.