Haugesund International Airport
The Haugesund International Airport is also known as the Haugesund Airport or the Karmoy Haugesund Airport. The airport is situated near Norway’s Haugesund city and is an important connection between Oslo and Karm Island. The Haugesund Airport is managed and regulated by Avinor, and was first established in 1975. Karmoy Haugesund Airport is relatively small and has only one terminal from which it operates.
There are non-stop flights available from the Haugesund
International Aiport, to six different cities, with approximately 450,000 passengers passing through the airport every year. In the year 2004, the Haugesund Airport recorded its highest passenger traffic number, which was 706,000 passengers. Regular daily flights, include flights between Haugesund and Oslo, and Haugesund and Bergen. Other destinations that are serviced to and from the Haugesund International Airport are Molde, Sandefjord and Fagernes. Airlines using the airport include Ryanair with their hub located at London Stansted Airport in Essex, UK, offering flights between these two destinations, as well as within Norway. Other airlines incluee Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airlines.
The Karmoy Haugesund Airport has one asphalt runway that is 2,120 meters in length which handles both take-offs and landings. Facilities at this small airport are rather limited, but adequate to meet the needs of travelers. The terminal building has bathroom facilities to accommodate disabled passengers, and ramps are located everywhere to ensure the building is accessible for passengers in wheel chairs. There are a few ATM’s in the airport building, but foreign exchanges and banking facilities are only available in town. There are no shopping facilities such as gift shops or convenience stores, but there is a restaurant. Transport to and from the Haugesund International Airport is available by taxis, buses and rental car companies.