Leknes Airport (Norwegian: Leknes lufthavn) (IATA: LKN, ICAO: ENLK) is a regional airport serving the town of Leknes and the surrounding areas in the Lofoten archipelago in Nordland county, Norway. The airport is located just outside of Leknes in Vestvågøy municipality. The European route E10 highway passes along the east side of the airport. In 2011, Leknes Airport had 96,593 passengers. It is operated by Avinor.
The airport is served by Widerøe with Dash 8 aircraft connecting the community to Bodø and other communities in Nordland. The routes are operated on public service obligation with the Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Flights to Oslo via Bodø take about 3 hours with connecting routes Widerøe/Scandinavian Airlines.
Airlines and destinations
The airport is located approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the town center. There are no buses, but taxis are available.
Avinor is planning building a new primary airport to serve Lofoten and possibly also Vesterålen. Two locations have been put forward, Gimsøy (68°19′10″N 14°9′30″E / 68.31944°N 14.15833°E) and Hadselsanden (68°25′40″N 14°37′30″E / 68.42778°N 14.62500°E). The former could replace Leknes Airport and Svolvær Airport, the latter could also replace Stokmarknes Airport. As both alternatives imply direct services to Oslo, the leakage to Evenes would be reduced. The region wants to be more attractive on the conference market which would create more job opportunities outside the tourist season.
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