Billund Airport is growing its route network this year and passenger traffic is set to continue the upward trend on the back of new carriers adding links.
An additional six new services and three new airlines Widerøe, Wings of Lebanon and LOT Polish Airlines will be joining the roster over the next few months.
The Danish airport has started the year strongly and passenger traffic has grown by 12 per cent in the first few months of 2018 and this is set to continue.
Expanding its summer schedule, the airport’s network growth gets underway with two new links to Athens. Both Ryanair and Primera Air launch weekly as Billund’s fifth connection with Greece joins established operations to Chania, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos. It will be Ryanair’s 13th route to Billund, and for Primera Air it is the 19th route to the airport.
As the peak summer season approaches, Billund will welcome Nordic carrier, Widerøe. The first new airline to join the airport in the coming months will commence a three times weekly service to Bergen in June.
Adding Billund’s second link with Norway, the new flights join existing connections to Oslo Gardermoen seeing the airport offer more than 93,000 seats to its fifth largest country market this summer.
Wings of Lebanon (pictured above) will also commence flights to West Denmark in June, linking Billund to its Beirut base. Throughout the peak summer month the airline will service the route with weekly flights.
The beginning of July will bring another new carrier as LOT Polish Airlines expanding Billund’s hub connectors to 11 airlines, LOT adds operations from its Warsaw Chopin base with a 12 times weekly service.
Later in July Wizz Air will launch its seventh route from Billund, starting the airport’s first direct connection to Iasi – Romania’s second-largest city. It joins Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca on Billund’s network to Romania.
Billund Airport head of airline relations and marketing CMO, Jesper Klausholm said: “We’re coming off the back of another record year and already on course to reach early forecast expectations with an ever-expanding selection of great destinations. With the support of our growing number of partners, we can continue to achieve great results together.”