Airport in Kirkenes
One of the Norwegian airports serves the city of Kirkenes. It is located about 10 kilometers from the city center. Airport operated by Avinor.
The aircraft is served by only one runway, the length of which is 2115 meters. In addition to regular flights to cities in Norway, there are seasonal charter flights. Last year, about 300 thousand passengers were served.
The airport in Kirkenes is not very big, as, indeed, the city itself. However, here you can find all the services you need on the road. There is a cafe on the territory of the terminal, where you can have a snack before departure, as well as buy food or drinks.
The terminal also offers a spacious waiting room with comfortable seating. There is a separate lounge for passengers traveling in Business Class.
Toilets are always clean, in addition there are special toilets for the disabled.
Unfortunately, there is no designated smoking area on the territory of the terminal; this can be done only on the street. After that, at the entrance to the terminal, you will have to go through security again.
The airport offers ample parking for passengers on private vehicles. However, it should be said that the prices are quite high here. If translated into Russian rubles, the cost of parking per day will be approximately 700 rubles.
Separately, it should be said about aircraft maintenance, the airport in Kirkenes is able to service an arriving plane in 30 minutes and send it again..
The airport is also ready to provide a set of standard services: ATMs, currency exchange, post office, luggage storage, etc..
Plans for the future
In the period from 2015 to 2020, there are plans to carry out a number of upgrades. The plans include: expansion of the passenger terminal, construction of a new fire station building, etc..
In addition, the airport plans to serve the residents of Murmansk in greater numbers. The airport should become an alternative for them.
Improving the quality of the runway will make it more comfortable to work with heavy ships.
More than $ 40 million planned for the entire project.
How to get there
You can get from the airport to the city by bus. A more expensive but comfortable option is a taxi..