Chinese carrier Air China yesterday operated its first route between Copenhagen and Beijing as part of a new four-weekly Airbus A330-200 rotation.
More than 110,000 Chinese came to Denmark via Copenhagen Airport in 2017 and there are now 11 weekly flights between the two cities.
Along with the Beijing services, there are others to China, as SAS also flies to Shanghai, while Cathay Pacific has just opened a route from Hong Kong to Copenhagen.
Air China Denmark general manager, Andy Hao, said there is great potential for the new connection. He added: “We believe that this new route from Beijing to Copenhagen will give tourists and business travellers better opportunities and strengthen the cooperation between our two nations.”
Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen who cut the ribbon at yesterday’s ceremony at Copenhagen Airport said: “The new Air China route brings Denmark and China closer together and improves direct access to Denmark for both business travellers and tourists.”
Copenhagen Airports chief executive officer, Thomas Woldbye said the airport is ready to welcome even more Chinese travellers and it investing in technology to meet the needs of passengers.