easyJet expands at Aarhus Airport
Press release, November 1st 2018
The new London Gatwick service adds significant capacity between mainland Denmark and the British capital, one of the most important markets for incoming tourism in Aarhus. Aarhus Airport now enhances frequency and scale of service to London with the additional route, this time with easyJet opening a direct link to its London Gatwick Airport hub.
The new UK route is the second investment by easyJet at Aarhus Airport, who debuted at the East Jutland airport in September by opening a direct service to Berlin Tegel. With the new flights to London Gatwick, Aarhus Airport responds to an increasing demand from both the business and leisure sectors by providing an alternative to existing flights serving London Stansted by Ryanair. London Gatwick is an important connecting point for easyJet to its own onward flight network and services operated by other partners such as Norwegian.
In addition to greater capacity on a popular route, easyJet's strengthened presence in the East Jutland airport also holds great symbolic value, says Peter Høgsberg, Director of Aarhus Airport: “When easyJet wanted to enter the West Danish market, they identified great market potential here and Aarhus was chosen as their first and only destination in mainland Denmark. This decision says a great deal about the development that both the city of Aarhus and the airport are undergoing. The fact that Aarhus has gained the attention and focus of an airline like easyJet will undoubtedly support our work with other airlines in the future," he says.
In two years, the number of routes from Aarhus Airport has more than doubled. In 2016, Aarhus Airport offered direct flights to 9 different destinations in Europe. That number is now 23 and that is likely to increase significantly. "Several airlines are aware of the potential in Aarhus and the attention makes it possible to further improve access to and from East Jutland. This benefits the citizens of East Jutland as well as international tourism and commerce in and around Aarhus. Together with easyJet, we strengthen important connections with two of the primary markets of Aarhus tourism, namely Germany and the UK," says Peter Høgsberg.
The route to London Gatwick in southern England will start operating on November 2nd.