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Billund Airport from above (photo: Visit Billund)

Billund starts first of four new links to capital cities

A route to Vienna kicked off on Sunday – the first of four new connections to capital cities on the continent.

Already connected to 15 European capitals, Billund Airport has now greeted the first of four more routes to capital cities on the continent to start over the coming months.

On Sunday, Wizz Air commenced a twice-weekly service from Vienna operating on Wednesdays and Sundays, growing to a four times weekly schedule for the start of next year’s summer season.
The airline will also start services to Kiev in March, by which time it will offer a total of nine routes from the airport in 2019.

Alongside Wizz Air’s commitment to Billund, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier Ryanair will add flights to Prague and Edinburgh in April 2019, taking its own route count from the Danish airport to 15.

Opening in an old hangar back in 1964, today the international airport serves seven cities and towns in western Denmark from a terminal designed to handle up to 7 million passengers a year with a 3,100-metre runway.

Billund Airport saw close to 3.4 million passengers in 2017, up 9.2% on the previous year, making it the second busiest in Denmark, linked via scheduled and charter services to 100 destinations across 33 countries.

Successful year
The latest developments top off what the airport calls another successful year. It has attracted services from two new airlines, with Widerøe having begun flights from Bergen, while LOT Polish Airlines became the airport’s 11th hub operator, from Warsaw.

The airport was rewarded this year for its marketing to airlines, winning the Routes Europe marketing award in the ‘under 4 million’ passenger category at the annual event.

“For an airport which handles over three million passengers a year, to have these services highlights that Billund has one of the most varied airline customer portfolios of Europe’s leading regional gateways,” claims Jan Hessellund, chief executive of Billund Airport.

“It’s great for Billund, and indeed our catchment of central and west Denmark, to have direct flights to the capitals of Austria, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Scotland, proving that Billund Airport is going from strength to strength in establishing a well-developed network for its passengers.”

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