Two more new routes to Copenhagen in 2017

Both routes head south-east from the Danish capital
SAS will have competition on one of its European routes next summer, when Blue Air launches a year-round Bucharest-Copenhagen service three times a week from June 2. The privately owned Romanian carrier will use a Boeing 737-400 with room for 162 passengers.
SAS already flies between Copenhagen and the Romanian capital with two to three weekly departures in the low season and daily in July, according to Copenhagen Airport.
It is the first time Blue Air is opening a route to Denmark. Its 25 aircraft make the fleet around the same size as state-owned Romanian airline Tarom, but it is expected to overtake Tarom this year by passenger numbers, reaching 3.2 million.
Blue Air carried 1.42 million passengers in the first half of 2016, 82% more than in the same period last year.
“We see demand for Bucharest, especially from Swedish travellers,” says Peter Krogsgaard, commercial director at Copenhagen Airport.
His counterpart in Blue Air, Tudor Constantinescu, says among other things: “We have been looking at the Danish market for a while. We hope to expand with more routes.”
Meanwhile, Ryanair has announced yet another route to Copenhagen. On March 29, the Irish company will open its first route from Greece to Copenhagen, with two flights a week from the country’s second largest city Thessaloniki.
It is Ryanair’s 16th route to Copenhagen, where it has overtaken easyJet is the third largest airline. It expects 2.5 million passengers at CPH this year.
Stand By / CPHTraveller / TTG Nordic


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