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Odense Airport

Odense Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Denmark
Airport typePublic
OperatorOdense Lufthavn S.m.b.a.
Elevation17 m (56 ft)

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Odense Airport ( , also often referred to as Beldringe Lufthavn) is a small airport servicing the Danish city of Odense. It is located in the village of Beldringe, north-northwest of the city. The airstrip was constructed for military purposes in the early 1940s during the German occupation of Denmark.

The airport previously operated domestic flights to Copenhagen, but Mærsk Air terminated this route following the opening of the Great Belt Fixed Link. Government operations of the airport were suspended in 1998, and operations were continued as a limited company operated by Funen County and the municipalities of Odense, Bogense, Munkebo, Søndersø, and Otterup. Effective 1 January 2007, the airport is owned by Odense (84.38 %), Nordfyn (12.94 %) and Kerteminde municipalities (2.68 %).In 2000, a joint venture was established with Plane Station Denmark A/S for operating the facility. The arrangement was later terminated with politicians citing the low number of flights from the facility, and operations were resumed by the county and municipalities.

The airport only operates regular flights in the summer season. In 2006, flights commenced between Odense and northern Italy and in 2007, a route operated from Odense to Nîmes, France.

In 2007, the airstrip was extended to 2,000 meters. In 2008, Falk Lauritsen & Apollo Rejser started weekly summer flights to Chania, Greece with an Airbus A320 from Iberworld and Gislev Rejser replaced the Nîmes flight with a route to Béziers, France.

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