Posted on: 15 January 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
Welcoming 3.4 million passengers through its doors in 2017, Billund Airport bid farewell to the last 12 months on an all-time high in terms of both passenger traffic and cargo.
Last year marked the best-ever results in the history of West Denmark’s busiest gateway and its eighth consecutive year of passenger traffic growth.
Citing the airport’s international routes as driving growth over the last few years, Kjeld Zacho Jørgensen, CEO, Billund Airport, said: “Our core catchment embraces seven major West Danish cities and the overall progression in the economy in our area has been evident over the last 12 months. Our strong customer base is taking advantage of our expanding route network and cementing Billund’s position as West Denmark’s international airport.”
Five additional routes are already lined up for 2018. Wizz Air will kick-start the summer season providing the airport’s first direct connection to Romania’s second-largest city – Iasi. The Hungarian low-fare carrier will also launch a highly in demand link to Vienna, following a steady year-on-year increase in indirect traffic to the Austrian capital.
Billund will also welcome a new partner in the summer – the Norwegian regional carrier, Widerøe. Joining the airport’s existing links to Bergen and Oslo Gardermoen, the new flights will see the Danish gateway’s links to Norway increase to 40 flights each week in summer 2018.
Meanwhile, both the low-fare Irish carrier, Ryanair, and the Icelandic carrier, Primera Air, will add new weekly connections to Athens, the Greek capital city in May.
“We are looking forward to another year of developing our connectivity with the world”, states Jørgensen. “Over the next three years we will be investing in our infrastructure to support our strategy in providing a sustainable airport and, with thanks to our partners confirming new routes, as well as frequency increases on existing successful services, we can continue our journey and get great results together.”