New Danish airlink started from Edinburgh

A new route to Denmark is being introduced from Edinburgh airport this week.

Twice-weekly flights to Aalborg will be operated by Great Dane Airlines.

Departures on Mondays and Thursdays will be flown by an 118-seat ERJ-195 aircraft.

The carrier is based in Aalborg and it will also offer charter flights from the Danish airport alongside its scheduled services.

The route to the Scottish capital is the first UK service operated by Great Dane and is the only air link to Aalborg outside of London.

Great Dane joins incumbent carriers easyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair and SAS serving Denmark from the Scottish capital.

Aalborg becomes the third Danish route from Edinburgh joining 16 flights a week to Copenhagen and a twice-weekly service to Billund.

Great Dane Airlines founder and CEO Thomas Hugo Moller said: “Today’s first flight to Edinburgh marks another step towards achieving our mission of bringing increased connectivity to Northern Jutland.

“The Danes have always loved travelling to the UK, for its history, sport and culture which made the Scottish capital an obvious choice, along with Dublin and Nice, for our first scheduled services.

“Edinburgh also fits into our strategy of flying to popular destinations from Aalborg which have in the past been too thin to support profitable narrow body operations.”

The Scottish airport’s aviation director Jonathan Rayner said: “We’re adding another destination and another airline to our list and as an airport that seeks to grow through choice, we are happy to bring Aalborg and Great Dane Airlines on board.”

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