Aalborg Airport

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Aalborg Airport
Aalborg Lufthavn
EKYT Terminal.JPG
IATA: AALICAO: EKYT
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aalborg Lufthavn a.m.b.a.
Serves Aalborg, Denmark
Location Nørresundby
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 57°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
Website aal.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)
Passengers 1.456.496[1]
Domestic 882.234[1]
International incl. charter 527,633[1]
Source: Danish AIP[2]

Aalborg Airport (Danish: Aalborg Lufthavn) (IATA: AALICAO: 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]

Airlines Destinations
Airnavia
operated by Scandinavian Airlines
Seasonal: Chania, Corfu, Alanya, Gran Canaria, Malta, Rhodes, Tenerife-South, Varna
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Air Norway Oslo-Gardermoen
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Vágar
British Airways
operated by SUN-AIR
Humberside, Oslo-Gardermoen
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Frankfurt
Niki Seasonal: Salzburg[3]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Copenhagen, London-Gatwick, Málaga
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
Primera Air Málaga,[4] Palma de Mallorca[4]
Seasonal: Antalya, Chania, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Rhodes, Rome-Fiumicino,[4] Tenerife
Scandinavian Airlines1 Copenhagen
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona

^1 Some flights operated by Cimber or Jet Time.

Other facilities[edit]

North Flying has its head office in the North Flying Terminal at Aalborg Airport.[5] 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.[6]

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. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/11/28/hg-szgaal-jan15/
  4. ^ a b c http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/25/pf-s16/
  5. ^ "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"
  6. ^ Pipes, Jason. "Bordfliegergruppe 196". Feldgrau.com. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

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