The Rost Airport is a regional airport serving the commune of Rost in Rostlandet, Norway. It is located on the northern edge of the main island, and is owned and operated by Avinor. Avinor is a state-owned company that operates various airports in the country. The airport handled some 9,889 passengers in the 12-month period ending 2014, with 1,343 aircraft movements. The Rost was first served using seaplanes from the 1960s, then by helicopters towards the 1970s. By 1986, the main airport was established, initially with Wideroe operating de Havilland Canada Twin Otters. From 2000 to 2001, the services were operated by Guard Air; while from 2003 to 2008, it was operated by Kato Air. After the said periods, the services were back to Wideroe.
The Rost Airport is a regional airport which serves the most remote island of Rostlandet, in the Lofoten archipelago. It has a small terminal building with arrival and departure halls, and check-in counters that can handle 40 passengers per hour. The largest aircraft that can operate at the airport are only Dash 8-100s.
Services and Facilities
Facilities for the Rost Airport include the terminal building, a free parking space for 15 cars, one runway designated 03/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 880 by 30 meters, wireless fidelity connectivity, and taxi services within operation time.