|Authors:||Harald Thune-Larsen, Jon Inge Lian|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-0968-9|
A new Helgeland airport replacing the present STOL airports Sandnessjøen, Mosjøen and Mo i Rana in Norway will improve the options for air travellers in the area significantly. As long as the airport can handle aircrafts as big as Q400, airlines can be expected to offer non stop services to Oslo, Trondheim and Bodø at far lower fares than today. Building a new airport would be unprofitable for the national air service provider Avinor but will reduce travelling costs by several billion NOK. Reduced PSO payments together with reduced costs for Avinor will over a period of 25 years probably cover an investment of at least 2 billion NOK.