Aarhus Airport

Aarhus Airport
Aarhus Lufthavn
Airport type Public
Operator Aarhus Lufthavn A/S
Serves Aarhus, Denmark
Location Tirstrup
Elevation AMSL 82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 56°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
Website aar.dk

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)
Passengers 459,913[1]
Source: Airport Website,[2] Danish AIP at EUROCONTROL[3]

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.


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. Since 1946 the airport has carried civilian traffic and has been 'temporarily' the primary one for Aarhus, despite being nearly 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the city centre and relatively inaccessible until recent road construction, such as the Djursland motorway. A plan to build a new airport closer to the city was rejected in 2003 and is a matter of ongoing debate for local authorities. There is another larger airport often used to travel to or from Aarhus, Billund Airport, located 98 kilometres (61 miles) from Aarhus.

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


British Airways
operated by SUN-AIR
Gothenburg, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Bromma
Danish Air Transport Charter: Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria, Tenerife-South, Funchal, Paphos
Ryanair London-Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines1 Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda (ends 21 December 2016)
Seasonal: Málaga[5]

^1 Some flights operated by Cimber or Jet Time.


UPS Airlines
operated by ASL Airlines Switzerland

Ground transportation

There are taxis available from outside the terminal building. 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


External links

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