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Aalborg Airport

Coordinates: 57°05′34″N 009°50′57″E / 57.09278°N 9.84917°E / 57.09278; 9.84917
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Aalborg Airport

Aalborg Lufthavn
Airport typePublic / military
OperatorAalborg Lufthavn a.m.b.a.
ServesAalborg, Denmark
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates57°05′34″N 009°50′57″E / 57.09278°N 9.84917°E / 57.09278; 9.84917
AAL is located in Denmark
Location of airport in Denmark
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08L/26R 2,654 8,707 Concrete / asphalt / bitumen
08R/26L 2,549 8,363 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
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.


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 Bordfliegergruppe 196 (Embarked Air Group 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.[3]

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


The airport is 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]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at the airport:

Air GreenlandSeasonal: Kangerlussuaq (resumes 25 June 2024)[4]
Atlantic AirwaysSeasonal: Vágar
Braathens International AirwaysSeasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Preveza/Lefkada (begins 24 June 2024), Rhodes[5]
Norwegian Air Shuttle[6]Copenhagen, Málaga
Seasonal: Alicante,[7] Barcelona,[7] Funchal,[8] Nice,[9] Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–South[10]
Pegasus AirlinesSeasonal: Antalya[11]
Seasonal: Girona[12][13]
Scandinavian AirlinesCopenhagen, Oslo
Seasonal: Sälen-Trysil
Sunclass Airlines[14]Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–South
SunExpressSeasonal: Antalya
VoloteaSeasonal: Naples[15]

Other facilities[edit]

North Flying has its head office in the North Flying Terminal at Aalborg Airport.[16] Greenland Express had its headquarters at the airport as well.


Annual passenger traffic at AAL airport. See Wikidata query.

Ground transport[edit]


The airport is served by Aalborg Airport railway station on the Aalborg Airport railway line. The trains go to Copenhagen Central Station with stop at three places inside Aalborg and at several cities along the route.[17] The station started operation on 13 December 2020.[18]


City buses also go from the airport.[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Passagertal 2000–2014". Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  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. ^ Pipes, Jason. "Bordfliegergruppe 196". Feldgrau.com. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Air Greenland Resumes Aalborg Service in NS24". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 6 November 2023.
  6. ^ "Aalborg Airport : Several choose to fly again". RoutesOnline. July 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Aalborg Lufthavn sender nordjyder til Barcelona igen".
  8. ^ "Jutland airport gets new direct route to Portuguese island". The Local. 17 August 2023. Retrieved 25 February 2023.
  9. ^ "Norwegian NS24 Network Additions – 14NOV23". AeroRoutes.
  10. ^ Olsen, Henrik (14 April 2023). "Norwegian åbner ny direkte rute til Tenerife fra Aalborg". Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  11. ^ "Pegasus NS23 International Service Adjustments – 28FEB23". AeroRoutes. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  12. ^ "Idé til sommerferien? Aalborg Lufthavn præsenterer ny rute". 28 December 2023.
  13. ^ "NY rute fra Aalborg og til Girona og Costa Brava-kysten". 29 December 2023.
  14. ^ "Flight". spies.dk.
  15. ^ "Volotea, nuove rotte: Da Napoli ad Aalborg". 23 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Contact Us Archived 29 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine." 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"
  17. ^ "Aalborg Lufthavn Station" (in Danish). DSB. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  18. ^ "Skiftedag 13. december 2020: Lufthavnsbane ved Aalborg er åbnet" (in Danish). kollektivtrafik.dk. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  19. ^ "Transportation to and from Aalborg Airport". airmundo.com. Retrieved 7 October 2022.

External links[edit]

Media related to Aalborg Airport at Wikimedia Commons