Aarhus Airport

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.

Aarhus Airport

Aarhus Lufthavn
Denmark-Aarhus Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorAarhus Lufthavn A/S
ServesAarhus, Denmark
Elevation AMSL82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates56°18′15″N 010°37′09″E / 56.30417°N 10.61917°ECoordinates: 56°18′15″N 010°37′09″E / 56.30417°N 10.61917°E
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)
Source: Airport Website,[2] Danish AIP at EUROCONTROL[3]


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. 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

BH Air Seasonal charter: Varna (begins 18 June 2019)[6]
British Airways Gothenburg, Stockholm–Bromma
Danish Air Transport Seasonal: Bornholm
Seasonal charter: Chania (begins 5 May 2019)[7], Funchal, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Preveza-Lefkada, Tenerife–South, Zakynthos (begins 5 May 2019)[8]
easyJet Berlin–Tegel,[9] London-Gatwick [10]
Ryanair Gdańsk, London–Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Faro (begins 6 April 2019), Málaga, Manchester (begins 1 April 2019)[11], Munich, Oslo–Gardermoen,[12] Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal:[13] Nice,[14] Palma da Mallorca, Split[15] Rome-Fiumicino (begins 6 April 2019)[13]

Ground transportation

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.

See also


  1. ^ a b Passagertal 2012 & 2013
  2. ^ "2010 Statistics". Aar.dk. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "EAD Basic". Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Hjemmeværnet – Flyverhjemmeværnet tjekker porte i Tirstrup". Hjv.dk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  5. ^ http://amtsavisen.dk/erhverv/Djursland-kommuners-ejerskab-af-Aarhus-Lufthavn-skrumper/artikel/317238
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/BalkanHolidaysDanmark/
  7. ^ https://www.aarhuscharter.dk/ugens-nyhedsbrev/sommeren-2019
  8. ^ https://www.aarhuscharter.dk/ugens-nyhedsbrev/sommeren-2019
  9. ^ https://www.aar.dk/news/133/velkommen-til-easyjet/
  10. ^ https://www.aar.dk/news/156/easyjet-aabner-endnu-en-ny-rute-london-gatwick/
  11. ^ http://news.cision.com/dk/sas/r/ny-rute--sas-flyver-til-manchester-fra-aarhus,c2701975
  12. ^ https://www.sas.dk/tilbud/aarhus/
  13. ^ a b "Sommerprogram 2019: Seks nye destinationer og 17 nye direkte ruter fra Skandinavien" (in Danish). SAS. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  14. ^ SAS expands new network again at Aarhus Routesonline. 10 January 2018.
  15. ^ "SAS expands Aarhus network in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017-10-08.

External links

Media related to Aarhus Airport at Wikimedia Commons


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