Earlier this year, Romanian airline operator Blue Air announced that in June next year it will be opening a route between CPH and Bucharest, and now the airline has announced another new route. From 27 March 2017, it will be flying from CPH to Turin in northern Italy.
Blue Air will operate three services a week between CPH and Turin, deploying a 120-seat Boeing 737-500. Departures will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Tudor Constantinescu, Blue Air’s chief commercial officer, says the company has big expectations of the route:
“We’re proud to be expanding our presence in Copenhagen with a new service three times a week to Turin from 27 March 2017. This new route follows on from the route to Bucharest that we announced previously. Scandinavia is becoming more and more popular with Italian travellers, especially those from the Piedmont region. Furthermore, we’ve identified a big demand from the Greater Copenhagen area for trips to Turin. Turin is interesting for both business and tourism. We’re looking forward to working closely with Copenhagen Airport to ensure the success of our new routes.”
Copenhagen Airport is also extremely pleased about the new route to Turin, which is currently not being served:
“Italy is hugely popular with a lot of Danes, and we’ve been lacking a route to Turin, which is becoming increasingly more appealing to many Danes. It offers the best of Italy, with fantastic food, an interesting city and easy access to the Ligurian coast with its popular towns such as Pietra Ligure, Finale Ligure, Savona, San Remo and historic Genoa,” says Peter Krogsgaard, Copenhagen Airport’s commercial director, who stresses that it will be of particular interest to tourists:
“We’re experiencing a big increase in the number of Italian tourists travelling to Denmark. This is largely due to the fact that in recent years we’ve attracted more new routes to Italy. It’s good for the whole of Denmark when the tourism sector grows. The new route also means fresh opportunities for Danes, and the route to Turin will take many Danish ski tourists even closer to some of the most attractive skiing resorts in the Italian and French Alps,” says Peter Krogsgaard, who also mentions the opportunity of going to Turin to watch its famous football team, Juventus.