Cimber Sterling looks to Scandinavia
As part of the airline's new strategy, Cimber Sterling launches a service between Copenhagen and Bromma, Stockholm's city airport starting on 10 April. The route, which is already served by UK-based Flybe, will effectively connect Cimber Sterling's domestic markets.
Cimber Sterling will initially operate three daily frequencies between the two Scandinavian capitals when the new service opens between Copenhagen and Stockholm Bromma in April 2012. Bromma is just nine kilometres outside the Stockholm city centre, and Cimber Sterling will focus massively on this new service which will effectively connect the airline's domestic markets.
"Very many passengers travel between Stockholm and Copenhagen every day – and the route is an important part of our strategy. We will start out with three daily frequencies, increasing the number to five, and we may add even more frequencies in the longer term. Denmark and Sweden make up our two domestic markets – so of course we need to offer a strong service between the two capitals,” said Jan Palmér, CEO of Cimber Sterling.
Cimber Sterling's new service will significantly intensify competition in Scandinavia. Flybe already operates 18 weekly frequencies between Copenhagen and Stockholm Bromma, and when Cimber Sterling steps up to five daily flights in September, the number of frequencies between Copenhagen and Stockholm Bromma will have tripled. In addition, both Norwegian and SAS operate flights between Copenhagen and Stockholm Arlanda. Copenhagen Airports A/S estimates that traffic between Copenhagen and Stockholm will increase by a total of 6.5% in 2012.
"The route between Copenhagen and Stockholm is already the second-busiest out of Copenhagen Airport, only surpassed by London. The increased competition will potentially generate additional growth on the route and will also support and strengthen Copenhagen Airport's position as an important northern European hub with efficient transfers to destinations worldwide," said Carsten Nørland, VP, Sales & Marketing for Copenhagen Airports.
10 April – 3 September 2012:
Mondays to Fridays: 7.35, 14.10 and 19.00
Mondays to Fridays: 9.30, 16.55 and 21.00
From 3 September 2012:
Mondays to Fridays: 7.35, 9.30, 14.10, 16.25 and 19.00
Sundays: 11.15 and 18.00
Mondays to Fridays: 9.30, 11.25, 16.55, 18.25 and 21.00
Sundays: 13.15 and 20.00