Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen is an airport in the municipality of Hadsel in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Langøya, about northeast of Stokmarknes and about southwest of Sortland.Widerøe is the only approved scheduled air carrier to operate from the airport, using Canadian-built De Havilland Canada Dash 8 STOL aircraft. Other traffic includes Dornier Do 228 and ambulance flights using Beechcraft Super King Airs. Both types are operated by Lufttransport AS.HistoryThe airport opened 1 July 1972 as part of a government program of building a series of small airports along the coast. This was a major success and an important step for the population in the area (Vesterålen archipelago), who now could travel to the bigger cities of Norway and the rest of the world in one day, not weeks. Currently owned and operated by Avinor, the airport was managed by the Hadsel municipality for the first 20 years.ExtensionWork on extending RESA and improving the strip around the runway was completed in 2006. In March 2015, Avinor decided to postpone plans for extending the runway to 1199 meters.