"We have a strategy of generating growth at Copenhagen Airport – growth that will give people in Denmark far more travel options – and growth that creates more jobs and more investment in Denmark. We are excited that Ryanair has decided to be a part of this growth by initially opening three routes, and we look forward to working with them," said Ole Wieth Christensen, Director of Airline Sales & Route Development for Copenhagen Airport.
Opening in March
At a press conference at the Hilton Copenhagen Airport today, Ryanair announced its decision to open a new route to London, Luton in March 2015 with two daily departures as its first activity at Copenhagen. The Irish low-cost carrier is also opening routes to Modlin airport in Warsaw and to Bergamo near Milan.
”Ryanair is pleased to announce our new base in Copenhagen from March 2105, starting with 3 new exciting low fare routes to London, Milan and Warsaw, with 10 more routes to be announced early next year, which will deliver over 1m customers annually and support 1,000 “on-site” jobs, as Ryanair invests $400m in Copenhagen. Ryanair will base its 1st Boeing 737-800 in Copenhagen from March 2015 and 3 more later in the year,” said David O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer, Ryanair.
"Ryanair is not new to Denmark. They already have services out of Billund and Aarhus. Now people living in Copenhagen, on Zealand and Funen and in southern Sweden will also be able to fly Ryanair," said Ole Wieth Christensen.
British low-cost airline easyJet is also opening a route to Luton already on 3 November, and with even more competition to destinations around London, travellers out of Denmark are likely to benefit from lower fares for flights to the British capital.
“For us as an airport, and for Denmark as a country, ensuring more competition on the various routes is good for all of us. It gives us sharper prices and more options when we travel,” said Ole Wieth Christensen.