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
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 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:

AirlinesDestinations
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Vágar
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 27 June 2023), [3] Chania (begins 29 June 2023),[3] Gran Canaria (begins 28 June 2023),[3] Rhodes (begins 21 May 2023)[3]
DAT Copenhagen[4]
Seasonal: Bornholm
Eurowings Seasonal charter: Salzburg (resumes 14 January 2023)[5]
KLM Amsterdam
Norwegian Air Shuttle[6] Copenhagen, Málaga
Seasonal: Alicante (begins 10 June 2023),[7] Barcelona (begins 3 June 2023),[8] Palma de Mallorca
Play Seasonal: Reykjavik–Keflavík (begins 10 June 2023)[9]
Ryanair Kaunas,[10] London–Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo
Seasonal: Newark (begins 27 April 2023),[11][12] Sälen-Trysil
Sunclass Airlines[13] Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–South
SunExpress Seasonal: Antalya
Volotea Seasonal: Naples[14]

Other facilities[edit]

North Flying has its head office in the North Flying Terminal at Aalborg Airport.[15] Greenland Express had 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 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.[16]

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

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at AAL airport. See Wikidata query.

Ground transport[edit]

Train[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]

Bus[edit]

City buses also go from the airport. [19]

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 https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221028-tfns23319
  4. ^ Liu, Jim. "DAT adds Aalborg – Copenhagen service from June 2020". RoutesOnline. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  5. ^ "EUROWINGS SCHEDULES NEW AUSTRIA – DENMARK CHARTERS IN NW22". Aeroroutes. 20 July 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Aalborg Airport : Several choose to fly again". RoutesOnline. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  7. ^ https://www.tv2nord.dk/aalborg/aalborg-lufthavn-sender-nordjyder-til-barcelona-igen
  8. ^ https://www.tv2nord.dk/aalborg/aalborg-lufthavn-sender-nordjyder-til-barcelona-igen
  9. ^ https://aal.dk/nyheder/2023/nyhed-play-aabner-direkte-rute-fra-aalborg-til-island
  10. ^ Pearson, James. "The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week". Simple Flying. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  11. ^ "SAS OPENS NEW ROUTES TO THE US". SAS. 21 December 2022. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  12. ^ SAS adds transatlantic flights from Aalborg & Gothenburg
  13. ^ "Flight". spies.dk.
  14. ^ "Volotea, nuove rotte: Da Napoli ad Aalborg". 23 February 2022.
  15. ^ "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"
  16. ^ Pipes, Jason. "Bordfliegergruppe 196". Feldgrau.com. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  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