We connect Greater Aarhus with the rest of the world

Through targeted investments in route development, facilities, passenger services and effective marketing, Aarhus Airport will become the closest and most frequent starting point for flights by industrial companies and private travellers in Eastern Jutland. AAR strives to have well-functioning routes to the most popular/demanded destinations in Europe – both for private as well as business and education communities – along with access to hundreds of other destinations via strategic hubs from which to fly onwards – out into the world.

Did you know that Greater Aarhus is the 5th largest Nordic metropolitan area (after the 4 capitals) with a population base of over 1.38 million in and around Aarhus.

Meet the route development team of Aarhus Airport

David Surley - Aarhus Airport

David Surley

David graduated at the Newcastle Business School in the United Kingdom, one of the world’s top academic institutions in travel and tourism management.  His experience with major international airlines in marketing, sales and communications as well as in network planning and development, includes with British Airways, ANA (All Nippon Airways), the Star Alliance and Air Mauritius, before moving to the airport management side of the industry as a business, commercial and route development strategist over ten years ago.

David moved to Denmark in 2016, just ahead of Aarhus becoming European Capital of Culture, David is now a permanent Danish resident and lives close to the city of Aarhus, traveling regularly to represent the region at conferences and in airline planning discussions across Europe and beyond.  When not on duty, he is a qualified yacht skipper and sailing enthusiast, also a keen runner and skier.

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Oliver Wormslev Petersen - Aarhus Airport

Oliver V. Wormslev Petersen

Oliver graduated from Copenhagen Business School with a MSc. in Economics and Business Administration, Oliver started in marketing with 3M, then moved onwards to another American company, ACNielsen, where he was Product Manager within market analysis.

Oliver started with the airport of CPH in 2010 as Senior Analyst within commercial business development, then being offered to move into the route development dept. by the end of 2013 after paternity leave with his daughter, starting off the new airline network adventure with meetings in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Taipei shortly afterwards.

Oliver has worked at AAR since late summer 2020. He lives just north of Copenhagen with his family working remotely and then visiting AAR on a regular basis for meetings etc., as well as flies out from CPH to meet airlines and participate in route development conferences. He plays tennis and squash, likes skiing, travelling with his wife and children, family and friends, he is very interested in history, classical music and wine, and loves playing with his son and daughter.

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