The first six months of the year have been successful for Aarhus Airport. During the first six months of 2023, there has been an 18.5 percent increase in international guests passing through the terminal compared to the first half of 2019.”
The traffic numbers for international travelers continue to experience explosive growth, surpassing all previous records. In June alone, the passenger figures for travelers to international destinations show a 43 percent increase compared to the same period in 2019. The total number of passengers in June, reaching 55,865 guests, also represents a 15 percent increase compared to June 2019.
-“The positive passenger numbers underscore that Aarhus Airport has established itself as an international airport. The number of both leisure and business travelers using the airport is steadily increasing, aligning with our ambition to be the preferred airport for residents of East Jutland. We particularly feel the growing support from internationally-oriented companies in the region. This reflects the fact that Aarhus, as Denmark’s second-largest growth center, needs a nearby airport,” says Lotta Sandsgaard, CEO of Aarhus Airport.
-“In June, it is the charter destinations led by Århus Charter, Spies, and Sunweb that are attracting Danish travelers. Spies has just launched a summer program to Mallorca, and the travel company has also included Gran Canaria in its winter program. Additionally, Ryanair’s sunny and city destinations such as Faro, Malaga, Mallorca, and London are experiencing high demand, and the SAS route attracts guests who use Copenhagen as a hub to travel further around the world.
-“The summer sun routes are almost fully booked, and there is a great holiday atmosphere in the terminal. Guests have warmly welcomed the new Skylounge, which is not limited to guests with special gold cards. Children are enjoying themselves in the airport’s free play area, and there is plenty of shopping in the new large duty-free shop,” continues Lotta Sandsgaard. Traffic into Aarhus also plays a significant role in the upward trend of passenger numbers for the first half of the year.
-“Aarhus Airport is the destination airport for Denmark’s second city, and the traffic numbers reflect the potential of being located just a 35-minute drive from a major city. Aarhus has positioned itself as a strong destination on the world map, and we largely experience that Aarhus Airport is the natural gateway to a visit in the Aarhus region. This applies to Norwegian, Swedish, English, and other European nationalities,” concludes Lotta Sandsgaard.
The next new route at Aarhus Airport will be the only direct flight connection from Denmark to Gotland. It will be operated by the Swedish airline BRA, Braathens Regional Airlines, and is a summer route to the Swedish holiday paradise of Visby. The new route to the UNESCO city will take off twice a week starting from Monday, July 3rd.