Transavia to open route from Copenhagen to Munich
Transavia, the Air France KLM owned low-cost airline is expanding at Copenhagen Airport. Starting 25 March 2016, the company will operate six weekly flights from Copenhagen to Munich in southern Germany.
An industrial powerhouse of a city with world-class football (Bayern Munich), the Oktoberfest, and a plethora of conferences, concerts and cultural events, Munich is an affluent metropolis in southern Germany with much to offer Danish businesses and leisure travellers alike.
Soon, there will be even more opportunities to travel to Munich. Starting 25 March next year, Dutch/French-owned low-cost carrier Transavia will open a new Copenhagen-Munich service with six weekly frequencies Sunday to Friday.
SAS and Lufthansa already have flights to Munich, Germany’s third-largest city and among the top 20 most popular destinations from Copenhagen airport. Transavia’s six weekly departures will move the route even further up that list.
Also bringing more tourists to Denmark
In addition to giving Danish business and leisure travellers more options for travelling to southern Germany, the new route is also expected to attract more German travellers to Denmark.
Given our past experience with low-cost routes, at least half of the passengers will be foreign travellers coming to visit Denmark. So this is also good news for Danish tourism Chief Commercial Officer Peter Krogsgaard of Copenhagen Airports A/S.
An attractive German market
Determined to win a share of the German market, Transavia has decided to open a hub in Munich with four aircraft that will serve destinations in Denmark, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
“We’re very proud to be able to open a hub in Munich so we can offer something new and unique to travellers to and from Bavaria, ranging from spontaneous getaways to business travel – and all at affordable prices,” said Transavia’s CEO Mattijs ten Brink.
Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria. Its population of 1.4 million makes it Germany’s third-largest city after Berlin and Hamburg.
Beer and media
In addition to being an industrial heavyweight, Munich is also Germany’s leading media city, with film and TV production and some 250 publishers releasing more than 10,000 new book titles each year. This makes Munich second only to New York among the world’s most important publishing cities.
Tourism also plays a major role. Each year, for example, the annual Oktoberfest attracts more than six million visitors to the city.
- Transavia is a low-cost carrier founded in 1965 and owned by Air France KLM.
- The airline operates daily flights between Copenhagen and the Dutch city of Eindhoven,
- Carries a total of 11.5 million passengers annually with its fleet of more than 60 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
- Transavia serves more than 110 destinations in Europe and northern Africa from its hubs in the Netherlands and France and, as of 25 March, Munich in Germany.