Aalborg Airport

Aalborg International Airport is Denmark’s third-largest air harbor, the volume of served passengers of which, in 2016, exceeded 1.5 million people.

History

Aalborg Airport was commissioned in 1938, while the air harbor was originally intended to serve regional flights, with a maximum passenger capacity of 100 thousand people per year.

However, with the outbreak of World War II, Aalborg Airport was occupied by German troops who used this air harbor to service their military aircraft, including with the aim of striking Britain, as well as to control the airspace over the North Sea. Nevertheless, during the war, the airport was practically not destroyed, due to its good protection, including from Norway.

After the end of World War II, Aalborg Airport again began to conduct its civilian activities, and thanks to its excellent strategic location, this air harbor could serve not only domestic flights but also a number of international route destinations, in particular, air communications with Great Britain, Sweden and Norway.

In 2001, a modern terminal building was built at Aalborg International Airport, which also significantly expanded the air harbor’s ability to receive aircraft and serve passengers.

Subsequently, in 2007, 2010 and 2013, Aalborg Airport underwent a number of important improvements, which allowed the air harbor to improve its infrastructure and provide the highest quality passenger service.

Aalborg International Airport has two runways at its disposal:

  • Asphalt runway with a length of 2550 meters;
  • Asphalt concrete runway, 2655 meters long.

Due to this, the airport can receive class 2-4 aircraft, and the presence of helipads on the territory of the air harbor also allows serving rotorcraft.

Infrastructure

Despite the fact that the volume of passengers served in this international air harbor is relatively small, the infrastructure of Aalborg Airport is well developed, in particular, there are:

  • ATMs, payment terminals, currency exchange points;
  • Cafes, snack bars, and restaurants;
  • Retail and duty-free shops;
  • Souvenir shops;
  • Luggage storage;
  • Ticket offices;
  • Room of mother and child;
  • Car parking;
  • Public transport and taxi parking.

There are no hotels on the territory of Aalborg International Airport, however, due to the fact that the air harbor is located only 6 kilometers from the city, there are no problems with finding and choosing places of temporary stay.

Due to the close proximity of the Aalborg International Airport to the city of the same name, there are no problems getting to the air harbor, for which you can use either personal car transport, taxi services or city public transport.

Basic data

  • Airport Country: Denmark
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 2 / + 1.
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