Aarhus Airport

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Aarhus Airport

Aarhus Lufthavn
Aarhus Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorAarhus Airport A/S
ServesAarhus, Denmark
Elevation AMSL82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates56°18′15″N 010°37′09″E / 56.30417°N 10.61917°E / 56.30417; 10.61917Coordinates: 56°18′15″N 010°37′09″E / 56.30417°N 10.61917°E / 56.30417; 10.61917
AAR is located in Denmark
Location of airport in Denmark
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10L/28R 2,777 9,110 Asphalt/Concrete
10R/28L 2,702 8,864 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Source: Airport Website,[2] Danish AIP at EUROCONTROL[3]

Aarhus Airport (IATA: AAR, ICAO: EKAH) is a civilian airport located 19.4 nautical miles (35.9 km; 22.3 mi) northeast[3] of Aarhus, Denmark.


The airport was established in 1943 by German occupying forces in World War II and was later used as a Cold War military base for the Danish and other allied airforces until the 1990s. The airport still contains a small military depot and plays host to occasional training exercises; the last NATO exercise was in 2007.[4]

The current passenger terminal dates from 1981 with renovations performed between 2007 and 2009 and again in late 2016.[citation needed] Since 1946 the airport has carried civilian traffic and is the primary gateway for Aarhus, located 40 km from the city centre via the Djursland motorway. Since December 2016 the local authority of Aarhus Kommune is the major shareholder in the airport [5]

The airport carried 459,913 passengers in 2013.[1]


The airport resides at an elevation of 82 feet (25 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 10R/28L is 2,702 by 45 metres (8,865 ft × 148 ft) and 10L/28R is 2,777 by 23 metres (9,111 ft × 75 ft).[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

BH Air Seasonal charter: Varna[6]
British Airways Stockholm–Bromma
Danish Air Transport Seasonal: Bornholm
Seasonal charter: Funchal, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Preveza-Lefkada, Tenerife–South, Zakynthos
easyJet London–Gatwick[7]
Lauda Seasonal: Zadar (begins 1 May 2020)
Ryanair Gdańsk, London–Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Manchester,[8] Munich, Oslo–Gardermoen,[9] Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Alicante (begins 30 June 2020),[10] Chania (begins 2 July 2020),[10] Faro, Málaga, Nice,[11] Palma de Mallorca, Rome–Fiumicino,[12] Split[13]

Ground transportation[edit]

There are three parking areas with over 1300 parking spaces.

An airport bus, service 925X, takes passengers from the airport to Aarhus railway station and back. The bus is scheduled to meet every flight. Bus route 212 between Ebeltoft (20min) and Randers (60 min) stops at the airport. As it is a public service it is not scheduled around the flight timetable. 6–7 buses operate daily to Randers and 6–7 to Ebeltoft.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Siden kunne ikke findes". www.aar.dk.
  2. ^ "2010 Statistics". Aar.dk. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "EAD Basic". Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Hjemmeværnet – Flyverhjemmeværnet tjekker porte i Tirstrup". Hjv.dk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Djursland-kommuners ejerskab af Aarhus Lufthavn skrumper". amtsavisen.dk. 3 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Balkan Holidays Danmark". www.facebook.com.
  7. ^ https://www.aar.dk/news/156/easyjet-aabner-endnu-en-ny-rute-london-gatwick/
  8. ^ "Ny rute: SAS flyver til Manchester fra Aarhus". News Powered by Cision.
  9. ^ "Flyv direkte fra Aarhus". www.sas.dk.
  10. ^ a b Liu, Jim (9 October 2019). "SAS S20 Short-Haul network changes as of 08OCT19". routesonline.com.
  11. ^ SAS expands new network again at Aarhus Routesonline. 10 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Sommerprogram 2019: Seks nye destinationer og 17 nye direkte ruter fra Skandinavien" (in Danish). SAS. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  13. ^ "SAS expands Aarhus network in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 8 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Aarhus Airport at Wikimedia Commons