Bornholm Airport

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Bornholm Airport
Bornholms Lufthavn
EKRN (Bornholm airport).jpg
IATA: RNNICAO: EKRN
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Location of airport in Denmark
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Danish Civil Aviation Administration (Statens Luftfartsvæsen)
Location Bornholm
Elevation AMSL 52 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 55°03′48″N 014°45′34″E / 55.06333°N 14.75944°E / 55.06333; 14.75944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
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11/29 6,568 2,002 Asphalt

Bornholm Airport (Danish: Bornholms Lufthavn) (IATA: RNNICAO: EKRN) is a Danish airport located 2.7 nautical miles (5 km) southeast of Rønne, on the island of Bornholm. The airport is operated by Statens Luftfartsvæsen (The Danish Civil Aviation Administration) with the air traffic control provided by Naviair.

History[edit]

Map of the airport

In 1935, representatives of Rigsdagen, Rønne municipality and Det Danske Luftfartsselskab (DDL) − later a part of Scandinavian Airlines System − agreed to establish an air connection between Rønne and Copenhagen. The following year A/S Den bornholmske Flyveplads was founded, with airport construction beginning in 1937. Two years later the first route commenced on a temporary licence from the air transport inspectorate. Flights were however suspended after several days due to runway problems. The airport was officially opened on 16 November 1940, with DDL operating a daily route to Copenhagen. The first temporary terminal was erected shortly after, in 1941, however it wasn't until 1961 that the proper terminal building was built. In 1947 the Danish state took control over the airport, changing its name to Rønne Airport. The name of the airport was changed again in 1992, this time to Bornholm Airport in order to facilitate its marketing as a holiday destination.

In 1982, the operations were taken over by Maersk Air, later a part of Sterling Airlines. Heavy losses of the former forced it to abandon the route in 2002, which was then taken over by Cimber Air. In 2005 Danish Air Transport became the second carrier at Bornholm Airport, increasing competition on the route. However, the airline decided to abandon the Copenhagen route just three years later, on 13 July 2008.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Danish Air Transport Copenhagen
Summer seasonal: Billund (begins 18 June 2015, ends 23 August 2015)[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Bornholm Airport at Wikimedia Commons