Kuressaare Airport

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Kuressaare Airport
Kuressaare lennujaam
Kuressaare lennujaam, 2010.jpg
IATA: UREICAO: EEKE
URE is located in Estonia
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Location of airport in Estonia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Kuressaare Lennujaam
Location Kuressaare
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 58°13′47″N 22°30′34″E / 58.22972°N 22.50944°E / 58.22972; 22.50944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 6,562 2,000 Asphalt
05/23 2,621 799 Asphalt

Kuressaare Airport (IATA: UREICAO: EEKE) is an airport in Estonia. The airport is situated 3 km from the town of Kuressaare on Saaremaa island.

Overview[edit]

The first runway was built in the last half of the 1930s. The airport was opened officially on 6 March 1945. The air traffic increased during the proceeding years and between 1949 and 1953 there were between 10 and 14 flights every day between Kuressaare and Tallinn. During this period around 400 passengers flew to or from Kuressaare each day. The airport did not get electricity until 1958. The present terminal building was built in 1962. The second runway 05/23 was built in 1976 and in 1999 the main runway was lengthened. The terminal building was modernized in 2007.

The airport is owned by AS Tallinna Lennujaam. It also owns the Ruhnu Airfield.

19,702 passengers travelled via Kuressaare Airport in 2010.

Scheduled airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avies Tallinn
Luftverkehr Friesland Harle Seasonal: Ruhnu

Statistics[edit]

Baltic's busiest airports by passenger traffic in 2011
Rank City Airport Passengers (2011)
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport 5,106,692
2. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport 1,913,172
3. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport 1,714,258
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport 872,618
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport 111,133
6 Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport 18,583
7. Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport 17,822
8. Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport 10,695
9. Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport 3,863

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