Which is the nearest airport to Kristiansand, Norway?
Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik (Norwegian: Kristiansand lufthavn, Kjevik; IATA: KRS, ICAO: ENCN) is an international airport serving the city of Kristiansand in Vest-Agder county, Norway.
When was the first airport in Kristiansand built?
Kjevik was the base for Sørfly from 1946 to 1962, for Agderfly from 1969 to 2004, and for FlyNonstop in 2013. The first airport in Kristiansand was a water aerodrome situated in the city center. It was built by the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service in 1918.
Why did Kristiansand Airport move to Kjevik?
The Air Force’s Aircraft-Technical School and the Weapon-Technical School moved to Kjevik in February 1946. The latter moved to Lista Air Station two years later. The upgraded facilities resulted in Kristiansand Municipality wanted to rid itself of the responsibility and cost of running the airport.
When did Kristiansand become a seaplane port?
Norwegian Air Lines (DNL) commenced a coastal seaplane route along the southern coast from Oslo to Bergen via Kristiansand on 9 June 1935. This service used an aerodrome at Kongsgårdbukta. The government stated in 1935 that it planned on building a main airport for Agder – Kristiansand, Mandal and Arendal were all proposed as suitable hosts.
When did Kristiansand Airport in Kjevik open?
The Royal Norwegian Air Force has a training center at the airport. Kjevik opened on 1 June 1939, as the joint second airport in the country. During the Second World War it was occupied and expanded by the Luftwaffe.
How big is the runway at Kjevik, Norway?
Kjevik has a 2,035-meter (6,677 ft) runway aligned 03/21 and served 1,061,130 passengers in 2018. Scheduled flights are provided by Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Widerøe, KLM Cityhopper and Wizz Air.
Who is the owner of Kristianstad Airport AB?
In 2016, Kristianstad Airport AB was owned by Kristianstads kommun (91%), Hässleholms kommun (5%), Bromölla kommun (2%)and Östra Göinge kommun (2%). It employed 24 people. Since scheduled operations commenced, Stockholm has been by far the most important route out of Kristianstad although as of May 2019 this is no longer served by any airline.