Aarhus Airport will welcome two new routes from SAS in April when the carrier starts flying to Rome in Italy and Faro in Portugal taking the number SAS operates to 10.
This year, the Danish gateway and second largest city in Denmark located in Eastern Jutland– has already added nine new routes to their list of destinations.
The number of routes from Aarhus Airport has more than doubled since 2016 – when the departure board at the airport only showed nine destinations. This has increased to 23 and the number keeps growing every year.
Aarhus Airport chief executive officer, Peter Høgsberg said: “It is hard work to add new routes, and this development comes as a result of comprehensive effort to show airlines that Aarhus is an international hotspot for both outbound and inbound travelers. Both SAS and other big players in the business have spotted this, so we are once again happy to offer our local residents direct access to much desired destinations.”
The increase in routes at the airport comes mainly with the expanded partnership with SAS, which has already added six new routes and capacity expansion on two existing links in 2018 alone.
SAS executive vice president, Lars Sandahl Sørensen added: “Aarhus is a very exciting destination and the city is developing rapidly at the moment. We always work on developing our product from Aarhus Airport in close collaboration with travelers, businesses and the tourism sector.
“We are now offering ten direct routes; the new destinations come both from the wishes of our passengers and an ambition from us at SAS to be an essential part of the exciting development in Aarhus. In addition, we also use a lot of resources abroad on promoting Aarhus as a destination and that also results in a lot of tourists coming from around the world to Aarhus,.”
Aarhus Airport will also open air links to Crete and Zakynthos from May 2019. In a collaboration with SAS and Århus Charter respectively, Aarhus Airport has added four new routes starting in spring 2019.