- Bornholm Airport
- Søndre Landevej 2 - DK-3700
- Rønne - Denmark
- +45 56 95 26 26
- [email protected]
Bornholm Airport is operated by the Danish Civil Navigation Admini-stration, which is a government enterprise under the Danish Ministry of Transport.
It is the objective of Bornholm Airport, to operate the airport in an effective economical manner, taking into due consideration the environment, and to provide a service level which ensures a good updated service to passengers, the aviation industry, public aviation, and the immediate local communities, served by the airport.
Furthermore, within the existing operational framework the airport intends to utilize all competetive options, which may promote aviation and the airport as an attractive integrated part of the overall transport possibilities.
To assure that the airport’s capacity corresponds to the requirements of the society, passengers and eventual co-operation partners expectations and necessities, respecting existing national and inter-national terms and conditions.
Due to the airport´s remote position it acquired a great importance during World War 2, as hard winters together with mines and other war related dangers in the Danish sea waters were causing difficulties to maritime transport.
In the years to come Bornholm Airport was extended concurrently with the fast growing traffic. The air terminal, founded in 1982, measures 3000 square meters and houses all facilities necessary to provide an optimum service. Likewise, the airport is technically well equipped.
The main runway measures 2000 by 45 meters and is consequently able to serve aircraft of a size up to a maximum of e.g. Airbus A300, seating a number of aprx. 290 passengers. Instrument Landing System (ILS) is available for aircraft approaching the runway both from the east and the west. Bornholm Airport is operated by "Statens Luftfartsvæsen" (SLV), the Danish Civil Aviation Administration.
The numerous daily domestic services from/to Copenhagen are flown by Cimber Air and Danish Air Transport, and during the summer season charter flights to several foreign destinations are available.
Bornholm is a dynamic society with a population of around 43,000. Our principal industries are agriculture, fishing and tourism.
For the tourist, Bornholm offers almost everything the heart could desire. If you want peace and quiet, you will find it in abundance in Bornholm's magnificent countryside. If you prefer the fast lane and lots of fun, try the towns, which are bursting with hectic life in the summertime - and an almost southern atmosphere.
It is easy to get about on Bornholm, whether you prefer to drive or enjoy the wonderful countryside from the saddle of a bike or by foot. In the last few years, more than 200 km of cycle-paths have been established, including some on disused railway lines running through the most beautiful parts of the island. If you want to see Bornholm by foot, you can use a network of footpaths, together with the coastal path around the island.
In the beginning of the nineteen-thirties the virtual demand of domestic air traffic in Denmark was growing, as several Danish airports spread all over the country were founded. Due to the isle of Bornholm´s remote location it appeared unproblematic to create interest for a local airport.
During an assembly involving representatives from the Danish Parliament, the Municipality of Rønne, and DDL ("Det Danske Luftfartsselskab", i.e. The Danish Air Lines), initiation of an air service linking Copenhagen and Rønne was decided. The agreement of founding an air field on a location near Arnager south-east of Rønne was attained by the interested parties involved.
The Municipality of Rønne takes over the acreage near Arnager, at that time a forest-clad piece of nature amounting to aprx. 16 acres.
The first general meeting is held establishing a joint stock company, "The Air Field of Bornholm."
The DDL carry out the first scheduled flight Copenhagen-Rønne, but the services cease a few days later – the grass surface appears to be too battered, and necessary technical equipment, e.g. radio installations, still need to be supplied.
Inauguration of "The Air Field of Bornholm, Inc." is celebrated, and the DDL instantly commence scheduled flights on a daily basis from and to Copenhagen. In the year of 1940 the number of passengers amounts to 887. Only one year later the number of pax appears to be increasing to 13.397.
The first building erected at the airport is inaugurated. Grass runway is extended to a length of 1100 meters. The State of Denmark assume ownership of the air field, simultaneously changing its name to "Rønne Airport."
SAS (the "Scandinavian Airlines System") take over operations on the air route Copenhagen-Rønne. At this time DDL together with the Swedish ABA and the Norwegian DNL is forming a parent company of the SAS.
A brand new asphalt runway measuring 1600 by 45 meters is taken into use, Rønne Airport is now available to aircraft of Convair Metropolitan type.
The runway is extended to a length of 2000 meters in connection with the first performance of flights with aircraft of Caravelle and DC9 types. ILS (Instrument Landing System) to runway 29 is established.
The name of the airport is changed from Rønne Airport to Bornholm Airport. The accomplishment of this change is based on a wish expressed by local buisness people with grounds for improving possibilities of marketing Bornholm.
Maersk Air, who have operated this route since October 1982, have decided to suspend the route, which in recent years has failed to provide a satisfactory result.