Ameland Airport

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Ameland Airport Ballum
Vliegveld Ameland
Ameland airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Municipality of Ameland
Serves Ameland
Location Ballum
Elevation AMSL 11 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 53°27′06″N 005°40′38″E / 53.45167°N 5.67722°E / 53.45167; 5.67722
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 800 2,624 Grass
Aircraft movements 5,500/year
Source: AIP from AIS the Netherlands[1]

Ameland Airport (Dutch: Vliegveld Ameland) (ICAO: EHAL), also known as Ameland Airport Ballum, is a small general aviation airport located near the town of Ballum on the western part of the island of Ameland, one of the West Frisian Islands in the Netherlands. It is located in the province of Friesland and is the northernmost airport in the country.

The airport has a single short grass runway and a helipad, the latter being mainly used for search and rescue (SAR) flights. Customs services are not available, so no international flights are allowed except for those from other Schengen countries. The airport is used mainly for recreational purposes, so it is not open in winter (October 1 through the last day of March) unless prior arrangements are made.

About 5,500 airplane movements (takeoff or landing) are made at the airport a year.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
OFD Ostfriesischer-Flug-Dienst[2] Seasonal: Borkum, Emden


  1. ^ EHAL – AMELAND/Ameland. AIP from AIS the Netherlands, effective 25 May 2017
  2. ^ "Tagesflug nach Ameland / Angebote & Specials / OFD GmbH". Retrieved 20 August 2016. 

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