Aalborg Airport

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Aalborg Airport

Aalborg Lufthavn
EKYT Terminal.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorAalborg Lufthavn a.m.b.a.
ServesAalborg, Denmark
LocationNørresundby
Focus city forNorwegian Air Shuttle
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates57°05′34″N 009°50′57″E / 57.09278°N 9.84917°E / 57.09278; 9.84917Coordinates: 57°05′34″N 009°50′57″E / 57.09278°N 9.84917°E / 57.09278; 9.84917
Websiteaal.dk
Map
EKYT is located in Denmark
EKYT
EKYT
Location of airport in Denmark
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08L/26R 2,654 8,707 Concrete / Asphalt / Bitumen
08R/26L 2,549 8,363 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers1.456.496[1]
Domestic882.234[1]
International incl. charter527,633[1]
Source: Danish AIP[2]

Aalborg Airport (Danish: Aalborg Lufthavn) (IATA: AAL, ICAO: EKYT) is a dual-use (civilian/military) airport located in Nørresundby, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark, which is 3.5 NM (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) northwest[2] of Aalborg.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m) above mean sea level, it has two runways: 08L/26R is 2,654 by 45 metres (8,707 ft × 148 ft) and 08R/26L is 2,549 by 23 metres (8,363 ft × 75 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Europa Seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca[3]
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Vágar
Bulgaria Air Seasonal charter: Burgas[4]
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Antalya
Danish Air Transport Seasonal: Bornholm
Seasonal charter: Antalya[5]
Great Dane Airlines Dublin,[6] Edinburgh,[6] Nice[6]
Seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca,[5] Rhodes,[5] Chania,[5] Varna[5]
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Antalya,[7] Chania,[7] Gran Canaria,[7] Larnaca,[7] Mytilene,[3] Palma de Mallorca,[7] Rhodes[7], Naples[7], Ponta Delgada[7]
KLM Amsterdam
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Málaga
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante
Ryanair London–Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Seasonal: Sälen-Trysil (begins 28 December 2019)
Seasonal charter: Chania[3]
SunExpress Seasonal: Antalya
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria,[3] Palma de Mallorca,[3] Tenerife-South[3] Phuket[3]
Vueling Barcelona (ends 24 October 2019)

Other facilities[edit]

North Flying has its head office in the North Flying Terminal at Aalborg Airport.[8] Greenland Express had its headquarters at the airport as well.

History[edit]

Aalborg Airport was opened in 1938 as the second national airport.

During World War II, Aalborg was occupied and used by the German Air Force; the 3rd and 5th squadrons of Embarked Air Group 196 (German: Bordfliegergruppe 196), as well as the group's staff unit, used Aalborg as a base for maritime reconnaissance flights and detachments serving aboard German Navy surface combatants.[9]

The present terminal building is from 2001; the airport was enlarged during 2007 and 2013, increasing the terminal size and number of gates.

Future[edit]

There is a plan to connect the railway to the airport; this will be in operation in 2019, a part of Aalborg Commuter Rail.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Passagertal 2000–2014
  2. ^ a b c "EKYT – Aalborg" (PDF). AIP Denmark. Copenhagen: Trafikstyrelsen/Danish Transport Authority. 13 December 2012. AD 2 – EKYT. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Flight". spies.dk. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Bulgaria Air adds new scheduled charter routes in S19". routesonline.com. 28 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Flight". apollorejser.dk. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b c https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283511/great-dane-airlines-outlines-scheduled-operation-from-june-2019/
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Only Flight". tui.dk. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  8. ^ "Contact Us Archived 29 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine." North Flying. Retrieved on 15 December 2011. "North Flying's headquarters are located in Aalborg Airport." and "North Flying A/S North Flying Terminal Aalborg Airport DK – 9400 Nørresundby Denmark"
  9. ^ Pipes, Jason. "Bordfliegergruppe 196". Feldgrau.com. Retrieved 13 May 2016.

External links[edit]

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