Aalborg Airport

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Aalborg Airport
Aalborg Lufthavn
EKYT Terminal.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorAalborg Lufthavn a.m.b.a.
ServesAalborg, Denmark
LocationNørresundby
Focus city forNorwegian Air Shuttle
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates57°05′34″N 009°50′57″E / 57.09278°N 9.84917°E / 57.09278; 9.84917Coordinates: 57°05′34″N 009°50′57″E / 57.09278°N 9.84917°E / 57.09278; 9.84917
Websiteaal.dk
Map
EKYT is located in Denmark
EKYT
EKYT
Location of airport in Denmark
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08L/26R 2,654 8,707 Concrete / Asphalt / Bitumen
08R/26L 2,549 8,363 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers1.456.496[1]
Domestic882.234[1]
International incl. charter527,633[1]
Source: Danish AIP[2]

Aalborg Airport (Danish: Aalborg Lufthavn) (IATA: AAL, ICAO: EKYT) is a dual-use (civilian/military) airport located in Nørresundby, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark, which is 3.5 NM (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) northwest[2] of Aalborg.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 08L/26R is 2,654 by 45 metres (8,707 ft × 148 ft) and 08R/26L is 2,549 by 23 metres (8,363 ft × 75 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Europa Seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca (begins 29 June 2019)[3]
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Vágar
British Airways Oslo–Gardermoen
Danish Air Transport Seasonal: Bornholm
Seasonal charter: Antalya[4]
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Antalya,[5] Chania,[5] Gran Canaria,[5] Larnaca,[5] Mytilene (begins 26 June 2019),[3] Palma de Mallorca,[5] Rhodes[5]
KLM Amsterdam
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Málaga
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca
Ryanair London–Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Seasonal charter: Chania[3]
SunExpress Seasonal: Antalya
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria,[3] Palma de Mallorca (begins 16 April 2019),[3] Tenerife-South[3]
Vueling Barcelona

Other facilities[edit]

North Flying has its head office in the North Flying Terminal at Aalborg Airport.[6] Greenland Express has its headquarters at the airport as well.

History[edit]

Aalborg Airport was opened in 1938 as the second national airport.

During World War II, Aalborg was occupied and used by the German Air Force. The 3rd and 5th squadrons of Embarked Air Group 196 (German: Bordfliegergruppe 196), as well as the group's staff unit, used Aalborg as a base for maritime reconnaissance flights and detachments serving aboard German Navy surface combatants.[7]

The present terminal building is from 2001. The airport was enlarged during 2007 and 2013, increasing the terminal size and number of gates.

Future[edit]

There is a plan to connect the railway to the airport. This will be in operation in 2019, a part of Aalborg Commuter Rail.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Passagertal 2000–2014
  2. ^ a b c "EKYT – Aalborg" (PDF). AIP Denmark. Copenhagen: Trafikstyrelsen/Danish Transport Authority. 13 December 2012. AD 2 – EKYT. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Flight". spies.dk.
  4. ^ "Flight". apollorejser.dk. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Only Flight". tui.dk.
  6. ^ "Contact Us." North Flying. Retrieved on 15 December 2011. "North Flying's headquarters are located in Aalborg Airport." and "North Flying A/S North Flying Terminal Aalborg Airport DK – 9400 Nørresundby Denmark"
  7. ^ Pipes, Jason. "Bordfliegergruppe 196". Feldgrau.com. Retrieved 13 May 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Aalborg Airport at Wikimedia Commons