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Kärdla Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Estonia
Airport typePublic
OperatorSC Kärdla Airport
Elevation5 m (18 ft)

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Kärdla Airport is an airport in Estonia. The airport is situated 7 km (4 mi) east of the town of Kärdla on Hiiumaa island.

The airport has an asphalt runway of 1520 meters length and 30 meters width. The directions are 14 and 32. The runway was upgraded in 1998.

Kärdla Airport opened in 1963. During the next years there was fairly high activity at the airport, with regular flights to Tallinn, Haapsalu, Vormsi, Kuressaare, Riga, Pärnu, Viljandi and Tartu, and charter flights to Murmansk, Vilnius and Kaunas. 24,335 passengers travelled via Kärdla Airport in 1987. But the air traffic sank dramatically after Estonia became independent in 1991, and in 1995 only 727 passengers travelled via the airport. Since then the traffic has increased again, and 10,551 passengers travelled via the airport in 2010.

The airport has annual Flight Days in the first weekend of August.

On 23 November 2001 an airplane with 17 people on board crashed on its way from Tallinn to Kärdla, near Palade at Hiiumaa. Two people died in the crash. The investigation and the trial still continue.,

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