Aarhus Airport

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Aarhus Airport
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 (2019)
Source: Airport website,[1] Danish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Aarhus Airport (IATA: AAR, ICAO: EKAH) is a civilian airport located 19.4 nautical miles (35.9 km; 22.3 mi) northeast[2] 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.[3]

The current passenger terminal dates from 1981 with renovations performed between 2007 and 2009 and again in late 2016.[4] 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 500,490 passengers in 2019.[6]

In March 2021, a construction project was announced.[7] The project is scheduled to be completed in 2022. It includes a new hotel and increases terminal floor area from 5000 m² to 10000 m². Three new gates will be built, such that the airport has seven in total.


The airport resides at an elevation of 25 metres (82 ft) 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).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

Air Dolomiti Munich [8]
BH Air Seasonal charter: Varna
DAT Seasonal: Bornholm
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin [9]
Great Dane Airlines Seasonal charter: Preveza/Lefkada,[10] Rhodes[10]
Ryanair Gdansk, London–Stansted
Seasonal: Corfu (begins 2 July 2021),[11] Zadar (begins 2 July 2021) [12]
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Split
Seasonal charter: Funchal, Paphos, Tenerife–South, Zakynthos[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. ^ "2010 Statistics". Aar.dk. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "EAD Basic". Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Hjemmeværnet – Flyverhjemmeværnet tjekker porte i Tirstrup". Hjv.dk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Projects: 2007-2013 Financial Framework". Innovation and Networks Executive Agency - European Commission. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Djursland-kommuners ejerskab af Aarhus Lufthavn skrumper". amtsavisen.dk. 3 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Passagertal 2019 & 2020". www.aar.dk.
  7. ^ "Aarhus Airport klar til markant ombygning til 140 millioner kroner: Se billederne her" (in Danish). Stiften. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  8. ^ https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/air-dolomiti/new-air-dolomiti-flights-from-munich-to-aarhus-denmark/
  9. ^ easyjet.com retrieved 8 November 2020
  10. ^ a b "New Danish airline gets new charter route". standby.dk. 30 September 2019.
  11. ^ https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanair-opens-three-new-bases-in-greece-for-summer-21/?market=gr
  12. ^ "Ryanair opens a new Zadar base for summer '21". Zadar Airport. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  13. ^ "SAS in new collaboration with Danish charter travel agency". standby.dk. 20 September 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Aarhus Airport at Wikimedia Commons