Tremendous growth in international travelers


In the month of April 2023, there was a significant increase in international traffic at Aarhus Airport. 59 percent more passengers traveled to and from international destinations compared to the same month in 2022.

Aarhus Airport is experiencing a favorable increase in passenger numbers. In April, a total of 47,602 passengers traveled to or from the airport, representing a 39 percent overall increase compared to the same month in 2022. These positive trends continue when compared to 2019, where April saw 40,483 air travelers. The international air traffic, in particular, has seen significant growth. In April 2023, international traffic increased by 44 percent compared to 2019, while domestic traffic remained relatively stable.

The number of international passengers in April saw an increase of over 12,000 compared to March 2023. April marked the first full month of the new routes from Aarhus Airport to Faro in southern Portugal and Palma de Mallorca. These routes are operated by the airport’s largest airline partner, Ryanair, which also increased capacity to London and Gdańsk and began summer flights to Riga, Latvia. Swedish airline BRA experienced strong demand for its weekday route between Aarhus and Stockholm, while SAS’ Oslo route regained favor among business travelers. Wizz Air’s twice-weekly flights to Bucharest were well received by passengers from East Jutland, and the Egyptian destinations of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada attracted a large number of sun-seeking guests from both Fyn and Jutland, reflecting in the uplifting traffic figures for April.

The new airport director expects the positive trend to continue, and soon there will be no need to compare the numbers to pre-pandemic levels.

The summer schedule includes new destinations such as Visby on the island of Gotland in Sweden, announced by BRA. Other destinations on the departure board from Aarhus this summer include Milan, Zadar, Corfu, Malaga, Preveza, Chania, Zakynthos, Cyprus, and Bornholm. Charter company Spies is gearing up with trips to Mallorca, while Gislev Rejser has included Naples and trips to the Amalfi Coast on the summer schedule. Starting in July, Ryanair will further increase the frequency of flights to London to ten weekly flights.