Bodo Airport

Bodø International Airport is an airborne harbor located in northern Norway, with an annual passenger flow of 1.7 million passengers.

History

In 1921, an airfield appeared on the outskirts of the Norwegian city of Bodø, which ensured the fastest possible transportation of mail between the northern and southern parts of the country.

With the advent of World War II, the Bodø airfield was actively used by the Norwegian air force to service military aircraft, and therefore this air harbor was not operated for civilian purposes.

In 1942, the Bodø airfield underwent a number of important changes, in particular, the German military command improved the airdrome infrastructure, and a concrete one appeared on the site of the gravel runway, which made it possible to receive and maintain heavy aircraft.

Between 1945 and 1950, Bodø Airport was again used for the needs of civil aviation, while the main purpose of the air harbor was the transportation of goods and mail.

In the early 50s of the last century, Bodø airport was again used for the needs of military aviation, in particular, long-range bombers were based here, the main purpose of which was to contain possible aggression from the USSR.

In 1975, Bodø Airport was used to test the Concord, a French supersonic passenger liner, and a few years later, the air harbor finally began servicing passenger flights.

After the construction of the new terminal in 1990, the air harbor infrastructure improved significantly, which began to attract carriers, after which flights from international routes began to be made from Bodø airport.

In 2015, the volume of passengers served at Bodø International Airport grew to a record high of 1.733 million people.

Infrastructure

Bodø International Airport has at its disposal one runway with a length of 2794 meters with asphalt pavement, which allows you to freely receive civil aircraft of 2-4 class.

At its disposal, the air harbor also has helipads, which allow helicopters to fly without any restrictions.

Bodø International Air Harbor has a well-developed infrastructure, in particular, airport passengers can find in:

  • Bank, ATMs, payment terminals;
  • Retail stores;
  • Souvenir shops;
  • Duty-free shops;
  • Pharmacy
  • Room of mother and child;
  • Representative offices of airlines and ticket offices;
  • Cafes and catering establishments;
  • Car parking (599 places);
  • Public transport and taxi parking.

Basic data

  • Airport Country: Norway
  • Year established Airport: 1921.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 2 / + 1.
  • Latitude geographic 67.27, longitude geographic 14.37.
  • Amount of airport terminals: 1.
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