Molde Airport, Årø

Molde Airport, Årø (Norwegian: Molde lufthavn, Årø; IATA: MOL, ICAO: ENML) is an international airport serving the town of Molde, Norway. It is situated on the shore at Årø in Molde, on the shore of the Moldefjord, 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) east of town center. The airport's catchment area covers the district of Romsdal. The airport features a runway measuring 2,220 by 45 meters (7,283 by 148 ft), aligned 07/25. Owned and operated by the state-owned Avinor, the airport served 481,406 passengers in 2014. Scheduled services are provided domestically to Oslo by Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle, and to Bergen, Stord and Trondheim by Widerøe. Wizz Air flies internationally to Gdánsk, while others fly seasonally to holiday destinations. Proposals for an airport serving Molde were discussed from 1940, but the neighboring towns of Ålesund and Kristiansund were ultimately prioritized. Construction commenced in 1969 and the airport opened on 5 April 1972. Scheduled services were granted to Braathens SAFE, who variously operated Fokker F-27s and Fokker F-28s, later also with larger Boeing 737s. The government took over operation from 1978. New or expansions of the terminals have taken place four times, in 1982, 1993, 2008 and 2012. Inclusive tour (IT) charters have been offered since 2004.

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Molde (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈmɔlˈdɛ] ( listen)) is a city and municipality in Romsdal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The municipality is located on the Romsdal Peninsula, surrounding the Fannefjord and Moldefjord. The city is located on the northern shore of the Romsdalsfjord. The city of Molde is the administrative center of Møre og Romsdal county, the administrative center of Municipality of Molde, the commercial hub of the Romsdal region, and the seat of the Diocese of Møre. Other main population centers in the municipality include Hjelset, Kleive, and Nesjestranda. Molde has a maritime, temperate climate, with cool-to-warm summers, and relatively mild winters. The city is nicknamed The Town of Roses. It is an old settlement which emerged as a trading post in the late Middle Ages. Formal trading rights were introduced in 1614, and the city was incorporated through a royal charter in 1742. Molde was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt) The city continued to grow throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, becoming a centre for Norwegian textile and garment industry, as well as the administrative center for the region, and a major tourist destination. After World War II, Molde experienced accelerated growth, merging with Bolsøy Municipality and parts of Veøy Municipality on 1 January 1964, and has become a center for not only administrative and public services, but also academic resources and industrial output.

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LCCs operating in Molde

Norwegian Air Shuttle

Wizz Air

Direct flights from Molde

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Oslo From $90 (Tax incl.)

  • Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY)