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Kuressaare Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Estonia
Airport typePublic
OperatorKuressaare Lennujaam
Elevation4 m (14 ft)

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Kuressaare Airport is an airport in Estonia. The airport is situated 3 km from the town of Kuressaare on Saaremaa island.

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 next years, and between 1949 and 1953 there were from 10 to 14 flights every day between Kuressaare and Tallinn. During this period around 400 passengers flew to or from Kuressaare each day. The airport didn't get electricity until 1958. The present terminal building was built in 1962. The second runway 05/23 was built in 1976 and on 1999 the main runway was lengthened. The terminal building was modernized in 2007.

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

19,702 passengers travelled via Kuressaare Airport in 2010.

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