Aarhus Airport

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Aarhus Airport
Aarhus Lufthavn
Denmark-Aarhus Airport.JPG
Airport type Public
Operator Aarhus Lufthavn A/S
Serves Aarhus, Denmark
Location Tirstrup
Elevation AMSL 82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 56°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
Website aar.dk
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)
Passengers 459,913[1]
Source: Airport Website,[2] Danish AIP at EUROCONTROL[3]

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


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]

Airlines Destinations
British Airways Gothenburg, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Bromma
Czech Airlines Prague[6]
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Funchal, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Preveza, Tenerife–South
easyJet Berlin–Tegel (begins 1 September 2018)[7]
Ryanair Gdańsk, London–Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Málaga, Munich, Oslo–Gardermoen,[8] Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Nice,[9] Palma da Mallorca, Split (begins 24 June 2018)[citation needed]

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.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Aarhus Airport at Wikimedia Commons