Airlines rush to fill Cimber routes

DAT, Sun-Air, Norwegian, Flybe Nordic step in



Following the bankruptcy of the Danish regional low-cost airline Cimber Sterling, other airlines are quickly taking over some of its best routes. The airline had been planning to streamline its regional operations alongside its Swedish sister airline Skyways, which is wholly owned by the Cypriot-Ukrainian company Mansvell Enterprises. But the bankruptcy came before this process began.
Immediately after the bankruptcy announcement, Danish Air Transport (DAT) stepped in to launch operations on two domestic routes, Copenhagen-Sønderborg and Copenhagen-Bornholm. Next week, British Airways’ Billund-based franchisee Sun-Air of Scandinavia is launching international routes to Stockholm and Oslo. Meanwhile, Norwegian returns to the route Copenhagen-Karup from this Sunday and plans to increase frequencies on routes to Barcelona, Rome Fiumicino, Malaga, Nice and Prague; it had been competing with Cimber Sterling on all of these. And Flybe Nordic is likely to announce domestic Danish routes from Billund.
[pictured: Flybe Bombardier Q400 (Eco livery); courtesy Flybe]


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