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December 28, 2016 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

From March 2017 Scandinavian Airlines will be offering flights from the Faeroe Islands and Riga to Copenhagen Airport. In addition, the number of departures, seats and routes from Southern Europe to Copenhagen will increase.

”SAS have more destinations and departures than any other Scandinavian airline and we will continue to improve our supply to our customers. Recently we won all awards at the Danish Travel Awards, as the best airline which is closely linked to the fact that we are attractive on destinations, departures and service concepts”, says Lars Sandahl Sørensen, Chief Operating Officer, SAS.

Besides the new routes from Riga and the Faeroe Islands to Copenhagen, SAS will increase the number of departures from Southern Europe in peak season. They are increasing the number of seats and departures to Copenhagen from Malaga, Faro and Mallorca.

New summer routes will be operating from Malta and Olbia, Sardines to Copenhagen. While more departures from Zürich, Geneve, Gdansk and Hamborg to Copenhagen will be implemented.

SAS is not the only airline opening up new routes to Copenhagen. A new air route will open between the Romanian capital of Bucharest and Copenhagen when the Romanian airline Blue Air starts up its first flights to Copenhagen next summer. Blue Air have also announced another new route between Turin, Italy to Copenhagen which will start operating from March 2017.

Tudor Constantinescu, Blue Air’s chief commercial officer, is delighted about the new route and says:

“We’ve had our eyes on the Danish market for some time and we’re now ready to begin services to one of Europe’s greatest capitals. With an extended catchment area, strong economy and vibrant scene, Copenhagen represents an exciting first Danish destination for us and we hope to expand at the airport with more routes over time. […]”

More than 20 million people pass through the busy airport every year – and the number is growing. In October this year, 2,668,985 travellers passed through Copenhagen Airport, representing an increase of 7.8% on the corresponding month of last year. This is an all-time record for the month of October. Copenhagen Airport is planning a major renovation and expansion at a total cost of DKK 0.25 billion. Read more about the expansion here.

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