Kuressaare Airport

Kuressaare lennujaam
Kuressaare lennujaam, 2010.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorKuressaare Lennujaam
ServesKuressaare, Estonia
Elevation AMSL14[1] ft / 4 m
Coordinates58°13′48″N 022°30′34″E / 58.23000°N 22.50944°E / 58.23000; 22.50944Coordinates: 58°13′48″N 022°30′34″E / 58.23000°N 22.50944°E / 58.23000; 22.50944
Websitewww.kuressaare.tallinn-airport.ee
Map
EEKE is located in Europe
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Location in Europe
EEKE is located in Scandinavia
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Location of Kuressaare in the Baltic Sea region
EEKE is located in Estonia
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Location in Estonia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
05/23 799 2,621 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers24,614
Aircraft movements2,696
Sources: Estonian AIP[2]

Kuressaare Airport (Estonian: Kuressaare lennujaam, IATA: URE, ICAO: EEKE) is an airport in Estonia. The airport is situated 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) south southeast[2] of Kuressaare on Saaremaa island.

Overview

The first runway was built in the last half of the 1930s. The airport was opened officially on 6 March 1945. The air traffic increased during the proceeding years and between 1949 and 1953 there were between 10 and 14 daily flights between Kuressaare and Tallinn. During this period, around 400 passengers flew to or from Kuressaare daily. The airport did not get electricity until 1958. The present terminal building was built in 1962. The second runway 05/23 was built in 1976 and in 1999 the main runway was lengthened. The terminal building was modernized in 2007.

The airport is owned by AS Tallinna Lennujaam. It also owns Ruhnu Airfield.

19,702 passengers travelled via Kuressaare Airport in 2010.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Diamond Sky Ruhnu
NyxAir Tallinn

Statistics

References

  1. ^ Kuressaare Airport at worldaerodata.com
  2. ^ a b "eAIP Estonia". Estonian Air Navigation Services (ANS). Archived from the original on 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2016-07-27.