Tromsø Airport, Langnes is an international airport located at Langnes in Tromsø, Norway. Situated on the western shore of the island of Tromsøya, it features a 2447m runway aligned 01/19. Owned and operated by the state-owned Avinor, Langnes handled 1,910,692 passengers, 43,219 aircraft movements and 2,758 tonnes of cargo in 2014. This makes Tromsø the fifth-busiest airport in the country.The airport opened on 14 September 1964, replacing Tromsø Airport, Skattøra, a water aerodrome. Tromsø became and still is the main hub for Widerøe's regional flights to Finnmark. Main haul flights to other primary airports were carried out by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). Braathens SAFE and its Busy Bee subsidiary operated from Tromsø from 1967 to 2002. Norwegian Air Shuttle has flown from Langnes since 1992 and Lufttransport has its main operating base at Tromsø. The current Terminal B was built in 1977. Terminal A opened in 1997, following a period with a 240m runway extension and a new control tower.HistoryEstablishmentThe first airport in Tromsø was a water aerodrome located at Skattøra, located in the then separate municipality of Tromsøysund. It was established in the 1930s and was at first served by Norwegian Air Lines (DNL). During World War II it was taken over by Luftwaffe and the aerodrome was expanded. A new seaplane route was established by DNL in 1946 with a daily service to Trondheim using a Junkers Ju 52, which after a few months was extended northwards to Kirkenes.