Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes (IATA: EVE, ICAO: ENEV) (Norwegian: Harstad/Narvik lufthavn, Evenes) is located in Evenes municipality in Nordland, North Norway. A smaller part of the runway is in Skånland municipality in Troms.
General information about the airport
The airport serves the cities of Harstad and Narvik with the surrounding areas. The airport had 505,554 passengers in 2008 (Norwegian). There have been discussions about the name of the airport. Harstad is the nearest and the biggest city, and the city of Narvik has its own (small) airport, Narvik Airport, Framnes, and this confuses many passengers. There was a decision in April 2008 to use the name Lofoten International Airport in the marketing of the airport. There are two short-runway airports in Lofoten, but Evenes is the nearest airport from Lofoten with a long runway and direct flights to Oslo.
There are mostly domestic flights from the airport, including non-stop flights to Oslo, Trondheim, Bodø and Tromsø. There are also charter flights to Southern Europe and the Canary Islands. In addition, there have been cargo flights with salmon to Japan. The small airline Kato Air is based at the airport.
The airport is now almost exclusively for civilian use, but there are extensive military infrastructure as this was an air station for the Royal Norwegian Air Force, and was partly funded by NATO.
Even though the airport opened in 1972, the runway was later lengthened, and investments in the military infrastructure continued after the cold war ended. Some of the infrastructure are still in use for training purposes, particularly winter training for NATO soldiers. The large C-5 Galaxy has used the airport several times during winter exercises. The largest airplane operating at Evenes, is the Antonov 124
There are bus connections to both Harstad, Narvik and Sortland from the airport; one way ticket is approx 100 NOK. The bus connecting Narvik and Svolvær also stops at the airport. Taxi to Harstad costs 600 NOK and 1100 NOK to Narvik (prices and exchange rate 2006). The road distance is 44 km to Harstad, 80 km to Narvik, 120 km to Sortland and 160 km to Svolvær.
As with many airports, there is an official weather station at the airport, 26 meter amsl. Statistics from this station gives following monthly 24-hr averages: January -4.2°C, April 1.5°C, July 13.5°C and October 4,0°C
Airport service hours
Inquiries about Avinor Harstad/Narvik Airport
Avinor, Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes, 8536 Evenes, Norway
Avinor, Harstad/Narvik Airport, Postboks 150, 2061 Gardermoen, Norway
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