SAS and Aarhus Airport located in Tirstrup, Denmark announced the plans for a new strategic cooperation. SAS is investing hundreds of millions DKK in Aarhus Airport that enables 3.000 new departures, more than 300.000 new tickets for sale and around 200.000 new passengers at the airport. All within the first year of the new cooperation!
SAS is creating five new international departures from Aarhus to Oslo, Stockholm, Munich, Mallorca and Split. Furthermore, the route between Aarhus and Malaga will become an all year-round route that means SAS now offers seven destinations to and from Aarhus.
SAS is simultaneously increasing the number of departures between Aarhus and Copenhagen by 20% and thereby strengthening the cohesion between East and West Denmark. SAS will from April 2018 operate three to four planes in the service from Aarhus.
With this new cooperation agreement Aarhus Airport faces growth in the airport’s traffic of more than 50% which naturally has led to satisfaction for Chairman of Aarhus Airport, Torben Boldsen. He underlines that the cooperation with SAS is among other things an attempt to satisfy the demands from the airport’s business clients.
“We see big potential in the region. We are strengthening our domestic service with extra daily departures between Aarhus and Copenhagen, which creates better opportunities to use air travel to Copenhagen, where there is access to our global network. Furthermore, we are creating direct departures from Aarhus to holiday destinations and will continue to develop these. This is a big venture for SAS together with Aarhus Airport and it will create many new jobs in and around Aarhus”, says Lars Sandahl Sørensen.