Ryanair has announced a connection to Marseille, which adds to new routes to Bordeaux, Nantes and Toulouse.
A number of new routes are opening up this year between Copenhagen and France, and new operators will be entering existing routes.
Ryanair unveiled plans for a new base in Toulouse yesterday as well as announcing additional flights from Bordeaux and Marseille.
The LCC has already said it will start a route between Copenhagen and Bordeaux in April, and now, in the upcoming winter schedules from the end of October, it will also fly twice a week to Marseille.
There have so far been no direct flights between Copenhagen and Marseille, France’s second city, in the winter months, though in the high season SAS flies the route a couple of times a week.
Meanwhile, Air France says it will fly between Copenhagen and Toulouse during the summer months. And easyJet brings Nantes to Copenhagen Airport’s route map for the first time from April 2, when it will fly three times a week.
Then, five days later, Transavia opens on the same route from Nantes with two weekly departures.
There were more than 1.4 million passengers on routes between Copenhagen and destinations in France in 2018, already a 50% rise from 2010. These cities include Biarritz, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice and Paris.
“We are delighted that Ryanair will strengthen the development in Marseille by basing a third aircraft in the coming winter and introducing new and highly sought after destinations such as Copenhagen in northern Europe, Sofia in Eastern Europe and Essaouira in Morocco,” exclaims Julien Boullay, commercial director of Marseille Airport.
“From November, Ryanair will increase the route programme by 50%, which is great news for our region from a tourism and economic perspective.”