Kärdla Airport

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Kärdla Airport
Kärdla lennujaam
Kärdla Lennujaam Hiiumaal.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator SC Kärdla Airport
Serves Kärdla, Estonia
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 58°59′27″N 022°49′51″E / 58.99083°N 22.83083°E / 58.99083; 22.83083Coordinates: 58°59′27″N 022°49′51″E / 58.99083°N 22.83083°E / 58.99083; 22.83083
Map
EEKA is located in Estonia
EEKA
EEKA
Location in Estonia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,520 4,987 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Passengers 11,073
Aircraft movements 1,488
Sources: Estonian AIP[1]

Kärdla Airport (Estonian: Kärdla lennujaam, IATA: KDLICAO: EEKA) is an airport in Estonia. The airport is situated 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) east[1] of the town of Kärdla on Hiiumaa island.

The airport has an asphalt runway, 14/32, and is 1,520 m × 30 m (4,987 ft × 98 ft).[1] The runway was upgraded in 1998.

Overview[edit]

Kärdla Airport opened in 1963. During the next years there was fairly high activity at the airport, with regular flights to Tallinn, Haapsalu, Vormsi, Kuressaare, Riga, Pärnu, Viljandi and Tartu, and charter flights to Murmansk, Vilnius and Kaunas. 24,335 passengers travelled via Kärdla Airport in 1987. Air traffic sank dramatically after Estonia became independent in 1991, and in 1995 only 727 passengers travelled via the airport. Since then the traffic has increased again, and 10,551 passengers travelled via the airport in 2010.

The airport has annual Flight Days in the first weekend of August.

On 23 November 2001, an airplane with 17 people on board crashed on its way from Tallinn to Kärdla, near Palade at Hiiumaa. Two people died in the crash. The investigation and the trial still continues.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Transaviabaltika Tallinn (PSO)

Statistics[edit]

Baltic's busiest airports by passenger traffic in 2011
Rank City Airport Passengers (2011)
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport 5,106,692
2. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport 1,913,172
3. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport 1,714,258
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport 872,618
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport 111,133
6 Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport 18,583
7. Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport 17,822
8. Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport 10,695
9. Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport 3,863
Baltic's busiest airports by passenger traffic in 2010
Rank City Airport Passengers (2010)
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport 4,663,692
2. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport 1,384,831
3. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport 1,373,859
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport 809,732
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport 102,528
6 Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport 23,504
7. Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport 19,702
8. Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport 10,551
9. Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport 5,148

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "eAIP Estonia". Estonian Air Navigation Services (ANS). Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link], Plane Crash Info Archived March 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

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