Aalborg Airport

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.

Aalborg Airport

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


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

Air Europa Seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca (begins 29 June 2019)[3]
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Vágar
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Antalya
Danish Air Transport Seasonal: Bornholm
Seasonal charter: Antalya[4]
Great Dane Airlines Dublin (begins 21 June 2019),[5] Edinburgh (begins 24 June 2019),[5] Nice (begins 26 June 2019)[5]
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Antalya,[6] Chania,[6] Gran Canaria,[6] Larnaca,[6] Mytilene (begins 26 June 2019),[3] Palma de Mallorca,[6] Rhodes[6]
KLM Amsterdam
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Málaga
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca
Ryanair London–Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Seasonal charter: Chania[3]
SunExpress Seasonal: Antalya
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria,[3] Palma de Mallorca (begins 16 April 2019),[3] Tenerife-South[3] Phuket[3]
Vueling Barcelona

Other facilities

North Flying has its head office in the North Flying Terminal at Aalborg Airport.[7] Greenland Express had its headquarters at the airport as well.


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.[8]

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


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


  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.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Flight". spies.dk.
  4. ^ "Flight". apollorejser.dk. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283511/great-dane-airlines-outlines-scheduled-operation-from-june-2019/
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Only Flight". tui.dk.
  7. ^ "Contact Us." 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"
  8. ^ Pipes, Jason. "Bordfliegergruppe 196". Feldgrau.com. Retrieved 13 May 2016.

External links

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Aalborg (Danish pronunciation: [ˈʌlbɒːˀ] (listen)), also spelt Ålborg, is Denmark's fourth largest city with an urban population of 136,000.

Aalborg is known historically as Denmark’s largest and cheapest party city, some have even referred to the city as the Ibiza of Europe.

The twin city Nørresundby is 600 metres (2,000 ft) across the Limfjord. With a population of 215,379 (as of 2018), the Municipality of Aalborg is the third most populous in the country after Copenhagen and Aarhus. By road Aalborg is 64 kilometres (40 mi) southwest of Frederikshavn, and 118 kilometres (73 mi) north of Aarhus. The distance to Copenhagen is 412 kilometres (256 mi).

The earliest settlements date to around AD 700. Aalborg's position at the narrowest point on the Limfjord made it an important harbour during the Middle Ages, and later a large industrial centre. Architecturally, the city is known for its half-timbered mansions built by its prosperous merchants. Budolfi Church, now a cathedral, dates from the end of the 14th century and Aalborghus Castle, a royal residence, was built in 1550. Today, Aalborg is a city in transition from a working-class industrial area to a knowledge-based community. A major exporter of grain, cement, and spirits, its thriving business interests include Siemens Wind Power, Aalborg Industries, and Aalborg Portland. These companies have become global producers of wind turbine rotors, marine boilers and cement.

With its theatres, symphony orchestra, opera company, performance venues, and museums such as Aalborg Historical Museum and the Aalborg Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg is an important cultural hub. The Aalborg Carnival, held at the end of May, is one of the largest festivals in Scandinavia, attracting some 100,000 people annually. The major university is the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974, which has more than 20,000 students (as of 2016). The University College of Northern Denmark is one of seven new regional organisations while the Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS) provides higher education in library and information science. Trænregimentet, the Danish regiment for army supply and emergency medical personnel, is also in Aalborg. Aalborg University Hospital, the largest in the north of Jutland, was founded in 1881.

The football club Aalborg BK, established in 1885 and based at Nordjyske Arena, won the Danish Superliga in the 1994–95 season, the 1998–99 season, the 2007–08 season and the 2013–14 season. Other sports associations include the icehockey club Aalborg Pirates, the men's handball team Aalborg Håndbold, the rugby club Aalborg RK, and Aalborg Cricket Club. Aalborg Railway Station, on John F. Kennedys Plads has connected the city to Randers and the south since 1869. Aalborg Airport is just 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northwest of the city centre, and the E45, a European route from Alta, Norway, to Gela, Italy, passes through Aalborg.

The European Commission has concluded that the citizens of Aalborg are the most satisfied people in Europe with their city.

Aalborg Airport railway line

The Aalborg Airport railway line is an under construction railway designed to link Aalborg, Denmark with its airport, as part of an initiative to improve transport between the city and the airport.

It is expected to open in 2020 at a cost of 276 million DKK. The feasibility studies started in 2017 and are followed by detailed design and expropriation in 2018. The actual construction work will take place in 2019-2020. The line will start as a branch line north of Lindholm Station. A new station is being built at the airport, with a bridge being built over Lindholm Å.

Aalborg Commuter Rail

Aalborg Commuter Rail (Danish: Aalborg Nærbane) is a commuter rail service in and near Aalborg, Denmark. The service started in 2003 and is operated by the Danish State Railways. There is one line, from Lindholm station in Nørresundby to Skørping, which runs on the mainline Randers-Aalborg Line and Vendsyssel Line.

The stops are: Lindholm, Aalborg Vestby, Aalborg, Skalborg, Svenstrup, Støvring, Skørping. Trains depart twice per hour during daytime, once per hour weekends. Some trains are regional trains which go Frederikshavn-Aarhus. A link to Aalborg Airport is also planned to open in 2020.

Diesel trainsets are used, for example DSB class MR or IC3.

Aalborg Municipality

Aalborg Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Nordjylland on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality straddles the Limfjord, the waterway which connects the North Sea and the Kattegat east-to-west, and which separates the main body of the Jutland peninsula from the island of Vendsyssel-Thy north-to-south. It has a land area of 1,143.99 km², population 197,426 (2010) and belongs to Region Nordjylland ("North Jutland Region").

It is also the name of the municipality's main city Aalborg and the site of its municipal council, as well as the name of a seaport.

The municipality and the town have chosen to retain the traditional spelling of the name as Aalborg, although the new spelling Ålborg is used in other contexts, such as Ålborg Bight (Ålborg Bugt), the body of water which lies to the east of the Jutland peninsula.

Air Norway

Air Norway AS was a virtual, regional airline with its head office in the town of Brekstad, the administrative centre of the municipality of Ørland, in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It operated seven round trips a week from its hub at Ørland Airport to Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, and a single, weekly round trip from Oslo to Aalborg Airport, Denmark, using a wet lease Fairchild Metro aircraft from North Flying. The airline was established in 2003. Following the bankruptcy of Coast Air in January 2008, the airline stepped in and was serving Fagernes Airport, Leirin with two daily flights to Oslo, and one daily flight to Trondheim, but these were terminated in 2009.

Air shuttle

An air shuttle is a scheduled airline service on short routes with a simplified fare and class structure. No exact definition exists, but frequency is usually hourly or more often and travel time is typically an hour or less. Network airlines may operate shuttle services as one-class or no-frill services, similar to low-cost airlines.

Some shuttles are established by governments, businesses, or organizations which require a high level of service in an otherwise thin corridor. For example, the Federal Aviation Administration's William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey operates an air shuttle to ferry FAA employees to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA) near Washington, DC four days a week.

Certain markets support commercial shuttles. The pioneer service was the Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo air bridge in Brazil which began 5 July 1959. Other early services include the Eastern Air Shuttle, inaugurated in 1961, which offered no-frills, hourly flights connecting LaGuardia Airport in New York City with Washington National Airport and Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

Air shuttles increasingly face competition from high-speed rail and many airlines withdraw from the market or reduce service shortly after competing high-speed rail services start.

Present-day commercial air shuttle services include:

Aeroflot has a frequent service between the cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg in Russia. Now increasingly competing with Sapsan service by Russian Railways along the same route.

Air Canada RapidAir service between Toronto and Montreal as well as Toronto and Ottawa in Canada. The route is also served by WestJet and Porter Airlines with up to 200 flights every weekday between the three cities. Air Canada also offers hourly flights between Toronto and Vancouver. However, these flights last at least 4.5 hours.

Air France La Navette service offers 80 flights a day from Paris-Orly Airport to Marseille, Bordeaux, Nice, and Toulouse, with a flight every 30–60 minutes. This service is used by more than 5.6 million travellers every year. LGV Méditerranée opening in 2001 and LGV Sud-Ouest opening in 2017 now connect Marseille and Bordeaux to Paris in under four hours, while extensions to Nice and Tolouse are planned. Paris-Tolouse is France's busiest air route, while it was Paris-Lyon prior to the introduction of TGV service.

Air New Zealand operates about 20 flights every day from Auckland to Wellington and Christchurch (3 of New Zealand's largest cities) using Airbus A320s, with up to half-hourly services during peak hours. There are also approximately 15 daily flights between Wellington and Christchurch using a mix of their mainline jets and the turboprop regional aircraft operated by Air New Zealand Link.

Alitalia makes about 60 flights per day between Rome Fiumicino and Milano Linate Airport in a service called ROMAMILANO. At the two airports the check-in counters and security checkpoints are reserved for the passengers of this service.

American Airlines Shuttle, founded as Eastern Air Lines Shuttle then Trump Shuttle then US Airways Shuttle facing increasing competition from the Acela Express since 2000

Avianca Brazil, Azul, GOL and LATAM Brasil's Ponte Aérea (Air Bridge) service between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, every 10 minutes and totalizing, on average, 120 flights per day.

Delta Shuttle

Finnair and Norwegian Air Shuttle provide frequent service over the day between Helsinki Airport and Oulu Airport

Horizon Air service between Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Portland International Airport

Iberia Puente Aéreo service between Madrid and Barcelona in Spain every 30 minutes. Much reduced since the opening of the Madrid-Barcelona High-Speed Rail line

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways service between Tokyo (Tokyo International Airport, Narita International Airport) and Osaka (Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Kobe Airport) in Japan

Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and other minor Korean airlines' service between Gimpo International Airport and Jeju International Airport. The busiest air route in Asia.

Lufthansa offers an up to 30-minute headways service between Berlin Tegel Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport and Hamburg Airport . It offers in addition an hourly service between Frankfurt Airport and London-Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt Airport and Brussels Airport. In cooperation with Austrian Airlines they are offering a shuttle between Frankfurt Airport and Vienna Airport. On the Berlin Frankfurt route Lufthansa competes directly with the ICE Sprinter and a new ICE Sprinter is to be introduced on the Berlin Munich route in December 2017.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Norwegian Air Shuttle provide a shuttle service between the Norwegian airports of Oslo Airport, Gardermoen and Bergen Airport, Flesland; Trondheim Airport, Værnes and Stavanger Airport, Sola with up to 30-minute headways. Both companies also operate shuttle services, with up to hourly-headways, between Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and Göteborg Landvetter Airport, Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Malmö Airport and between Copenhagen Airport and Aalborg Airport.

Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Silkair code-share a Kuala Lumpur- Singapore shuttle every hour.

South African Airways, Kulula, Comair and Mango provide an air shuttle service between OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport with up to half-hourly headways

TAP Portugal's Ponte Aérea (Air Bridge) service between Lisbon and Porto in Portugal.

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Atlasjet and Onur Air 64 daily flight between İstanbul Atatürk Airport and Izmir Airport. This route is the second-busiest route in Europe.

SAS also has a shuttle on the triangular route between Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (Norway), Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (Sweden) and Copenhagen Airport (Denmark) with up to hourly headways.

The Carrasco International Airport in Uruguay has an air bridge to Buenos Aires airports Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza International Airport.

The route between Dublin and London is served by over 640 flights each week, with departures on average every 20 minutes in each direction. The majority of the flights are operated by Aer Lingus, Ryanair and British Airways but CityJet and FlyBE also operate on the route. The route is the busiest international air route in the world.

The routes between Hong Kong and Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China), and between Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand, are served by multiple carriers providing frequent service with frequency less than an hour during day time.

Qantas and QantasLink 'CityFlyer' service offers flights between major Australian capital cities on weekdays, with complimentary alcoholic afternoon drinks, newspapers, flexible fares and more frequent schedules.The busiest air routes in the world involve pairs of large cities in close proximity that rely on air transport due to a lack of high-speed rail, and the distance is large enough to discourage car driving. Several of the airports are on islands without road connection to the mainland.

Cimber Sterling

Cimber Sterling A/S, also known as Cimber Air and styled as Cimber Sterling, was a Danish airline based in Sønderborg, Sønderborg Municipality, Denmark, operating scheduled domestic and international services in co-operation with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Lufthansa. Its main bases were Copenhagen Airport and Billund Airport, with a smaller base at Aalborg Airport. The airline filed for bankruptcy on 3 May 2012.

Danish Air Transport

Danish Air Transport A/S, often abbreviated DAT, is a Danish airline headquartered in Vamdrup, Kolding Municipality, operating scheduled and chartered passenger and cargo flights.

DAT also owns Danu Oro Transportas which has a fleet of ATR aircraft and operates under its own AOC.

Gråbrødrekloster Museum

The Gråbrødrekloster Museum is an "in situ" museum in Algade, Aalborg. In 1250 a Franciscan monastery was founded here, but it does not exist anymore. The museum displays the archaeological artifacts excavated here at the site and sheds light on the history of Aalborg at the same time.

In Danish the Franciscan Order is called Gråbrødrene (English:Grey-brethren), referring to the grey cloaks.

In 2004, the museum joined the collective organization of The Historical Museum of Northern Jutland together with many other museums in Northern Jutland.

Jens Lauritzen

Jens Lauritzen (born December 3, 1953 at Nyborg) is a Danish politician who has been Mayor of the Vesthimmerland Municipality from 2006 to 2010, he is/ was from Venstre.

Lauritzen is educated in agriculture. Since 1981 he has been an independent farmer, but has also worked as a supervisor in a construction company. He began his political career as a member of Løgstør Municipal Council in Løgstør in 1986. He became mayor of Løgstør Municipality in 1998. When the municipality in 2006 was merged with neighboring municipalities as a result of the municipal reform, he became the first mayor of the new Vesthimmerland Municipality. In addition to his political posts, Jens Lauritzen has had several board posts, including In Aalborg Airport and in Himmerland's Cooperative Agriculture Associations. He has 3 children with Birthe Lauritzen, one of whom is parliamentary member Karsten Lauritzen.

Jet Time

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List of British Airways franchise destinations

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List of the busiest airports in the Nordic countries

This is a list of the 100 busiest airports in the Nordic countries by passengers per year, aircraft movements per year and freight & mail tonnes per year.

The list also includes yearly statistics for the busiest metropolitan airport systems and the busiest air-routes for 2012.

This transport-related list is intended to be regularly updated as new statistics become available from the relevant official authorities.

Maersk Commuter

Air Business A/S, later Maersk Commuter I/S, was a Danish regional airline which operated between 1981 and 1990. It was the first Danish airline to break the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) international monopoly and gain a conession to fly an international scheduled service out of Denmark. Air Business was based at Esbjerg Airport and operated a fleet at first of a Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante and from 1984 two Short 360.

The airline started its service from Esbjerg via Thisted Airport to Stavanger Airport, Sola. Air Business was bought by Maersk Air in 1984 and it then replaced Thisted with Aalborg Airport. In addition to the scheduled service, the airline provided wet lease operations to the mother airline. It took the Maersk Commuter name in 1988 and merged with Maersk Air in 1990.

North Flying

North Flying A/S is a Danish airline with its head office in the North Flying Terminal of Aalborg Airport in Nørresundby, Aalborg Municipality. It has operations from Aalborg airport. North Flying main business is within charter operations, such as air taxi, air ambulance, and freight.


Nørresundby is a city in Aalborg Municipality, north of Limfjorden, in Vendsyssel, in Denmark. The urban area has a population of 21,761 (1 January 2014). It is located just north of Aalborg, which lies south of Limfjorden. Statistically its own urban area since 2006, it is often still considered part of Aalborg, sometimes the name Greater Aalborg (Stor-Aalborg) is used to describe the concept.

The city is connected to Aalborg by Limfjordsbroen, which is a road bridge, and an iron railway bridge, as well as a motorway (E45) passing it to the east and running under the Limfjord.

Nørresundby is the site of the Lindholm Høje settlement and burial ground from the Germanic Iron Age and Viking times. There is also a museum on the site.

Nørresundby has many sports clubs, most notably Lindholm IF, whose highest ranking football team as of the 2013–14 season play at the fourth-highest Danish level, Danmarksserien.

Transport in Denmark

Transport in Denmark is developed and modern. The motorway network covers 1,111 km while the railway network totals 2,667 km of operational track. The Great Belt Fixed Link (opened in 1997) connecting the islands of Zealand and Funen and the New Little Belt Bridge (opened in 1970) connecting Funen and Jutland greatly improved the traffic flow across the country on both motorways and rail. The two largest airports of Copenhagen and Billund provide a variety of domestic and international connections, while ferries provide services to the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, and Norway, as well as domestic routes servicing most Danish islands.


Vendsyssel is the northernmost traditional district of Denmark and of Jutland. Being divided from mainland Jutland by the Limfjord, it is technically a part of the North Jutlandic Island. Vendsyssel is part of the North Denmark Region.

Vendsyssel neighbours Hanherred to the southwest and Himmerland to the south, across the Limfjord. Whether the island Læsø is also a part of Vendsyssel, is a matter of definition. The major towns of Vendsyssel are Hjørring, Frederikshavn, Brønderslev, Sæby, Hirtshals, Løkken, Nørresundby and, on its northern tip, Skagen. The dominating city is, however, Aalborg which is mainly situated outside Vendsyssel on the southern shore of the Limfjord with Nørresundby as a secondary, northern centre.

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