Aarhus Airport

Aarhus Airport
Aarhus Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorAarhus Airport A/S
ServesAarhus, Denmark
Elevation AMSL82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates56°18′15″N 010°37′09″E / 56.30417°N 10.61917°E / 56.30417; 10.61917Coordinates: 56°18′15″N 010°37′09″E / 56.30417°N 10.61917°E / 56.30417; 10.61917
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 (2019)
Source: Airport website,[1] Danish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Aarhus Airport (IATA: AAR, ICAO: EKAH) is a civilian airport located 19.4 nautical miles (35.9 km; 22.3 mi) northeast[2] of Aarhus, Denmark.


The airfield 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.[3]

The current passenger terminal dates from 1981 with renovations performed between 2007 and 2009 and again in late 2016.[4] 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 500,490 passengers in 2019.[6]

In March 2021, a construction project was announced.[7] The project is scheduled to be completed in 2022. It includes a new hotel and increases terminal floor area from 5000 m2 to 10000 m2. Three new gates will be built so the airport has seven in total.


The airport is at an elevation of 25 metres (82 ft) 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).[2]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at the airport:

Airseven Seasonal charter: Chania, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Preveza,[8] Zakynthos[8]
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines[9] Gothenburg, Stockholm–Bromma
DAT Seasonal: Bornholm
KLM Amsterdam[10]
Play Seasonal: Reykjavik–Keflavík (begins 12 June 2023)[11]
Ryanair[12] Faro (begins 27 March 2023),[13] Gdansk, London–Stansted, Málaga, Milan–Malpensa,[14] Riga[15]
Seasonal: Corfu, Palma de Mallorca (begins 29 March 2023),[16] Zadar
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda (resumes 14 August 2023)[17]
Wizz Air Bucharest[18]


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. ^ "2010 Statistics". Aar.dk. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "EAD Basic". Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Hjemmeværnet – Flyverhjemmeværnet tjekker porte i Tirstrup". Hjv.dk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Projects: 2007-2013 Financial Framework". Innovation and Networks Executive Agency - European Commission. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Djursland-kommuners ejerskab af Aarhus Lufthavn skrumper". amtsavisen.dk. 3 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Passagertal 2019 & 2020". www.aar.dk.
  7. ^ "Aarhus Airport klar til markant ombygning til 140 millioner kroner: Se billederne her" (in Danish). Stiften. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Århus Charter | Charterrejser fra Aarhus og Aalborg" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 3 March 2000. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Fly to/From Aarhus with Braathens Regional Airlines".
  10. ^ "KLM voegt vierde Deense bestemming toe aan het netwerk". luchtvaartnieuws.nl. 15 September 2022. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  11. ^ https://via.ritzau.dk/pressemeddelelse/fra-vestdanmark-til-ostamerika-islandske-play-lancerer-ruter-fra-billund-aarhus-og-aalborg-til-usa?publisherId=13560892&releaseId=13667708
  12. ^ "Ryanair".
  13. ^ https://www.sapo.pt/noticias/economia/ryanair-abre-18-novas-rotas-em-2023-no-porto-_63a2fe164dc61f4344f1319f
  14. ^ "Ryanair".
  15. ^ "Investēs miljonus: "Ryanair" nāk klajā ar paziņojumu par vērienīgiem plāniem Rīgā".
  16. ^ https://check-in.dk/tre-nye-ryanair-ruter-fra-danmark-til-spanien/
  17. ^ "SAS NS23 EUROPEAN NETWORK ADDITIONS". Aeroroutes. 12 December 2022. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  18. ^ "Rută nouă: București - Aarhus (Danemarca) din septembrie 2022". 6 April 2022.
  • VFR Flight Guide Denmark: Aarhus – EKAH

External links

Media related to Aarhus Airport at Wikimedia Commons

  • Aarhus Airport official site: Danish or English
  • The history about Fliegerhorst Tirstrup
  • Current weather for EKAH at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for AAR at Aviation Safety Network
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