SAS introduces new service from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Copenhagen

Scandinavian airline, SAS, has recently said that it will start operations from Cornwall Airport Newquay in summer 2019.

Commencing on June 28, 2019, the airline will operate its first route connecting Cornwall directly with Copenhagen. Tickets start from £82 each way, or from £153 return, including taxes and charges.

Copenhagen has a reputation as being amongst the happiest places in the world, according to studies. Flights from Newquay will operate on Monday and Fridays in each direction, with flights departing Newquay at 7.05pm, arriving into Copenhagen at 10.10pm, and returning from Copenhagen at 5pm, arriving into Newquay at 6.25pm.

The new service follows on from the airline’s route launch between London Stansted and Copenhagen in April. With the service, SAS operates direct routes to the Danish capital from seven UK airports – including from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Commenting on the move, Al Titterington, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay said: ‘This is a route not only for the many Scandinavians wanting to explore Cornwall and the South West of the UK, but also for our local catchment, which now have flights designed perfectly for an extended weekend break in one of Europe’s coolest capital cities.’

Niko Ek, general manager for SAS Europe, added: ‘We delighted to launch this brand new route for summer 2019, both to offer residents of SW England an exciting new direct destination to explore, and to bring Scandinavian tourists into such a beautiful region of England. We look forward to welcoming travellers on board our new flight’.

The new service opens a direct link between Cornwall and Denmark bringing Copenhagen within a two-hour flight from Cornwall. It also allows passengers to connect onto a network of over 70 onward destinations in Europe, Asia and North America.

SAS announces new route from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Copenhagen in summer 2019

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, has announced that it will introduce a new service to Cornwall Airport Newquay in 2019.

Starting 28 June 2019, the airline will operate its service linking Cornwall directly with Copenhagen, with flights operating Mondays and Fridays during the peak summer season.

The new service will open a direct link between Cornwall and Denmark, and also allows for passengers to connect onto a network of over 70 onward destinations in Europe, Asia and North America via transfer in Copenhagen, including other popular European cities such as Oslo and Stockholm.

Commenting on the announcement, Al Titterington, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay said, ‘This is a route not only for the many Scandinavians wanting to explore Cornwall and the South West of the UK, but also for our local catchment, which now have flights designed perfectly for an extended weekend break in one of Europe’s coolest capital cities.’

Carrying 28.5 million passengers in 2017, SAS will be the sixth airline to offer scheduled flights from the airport, joining the operations currently offered by Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Flybe, Skybus and Ryanair. Cornwall Airport Newquay is SAS’ sixth UK airport, and the only one in the South West of the country.

The new Cornwall Airport route is a part of SAS’ plan to introduce 17 direct routes from Scandinavia in summer 2019, including six new destinations. Besides Cornwall Newquay, the new destinations are Catania, Florence, Marseille, Szczecin and Antalya.

Ryanair launches winter 2017 schedule at Liverpool

Irish low fares airline Ryanair has launched its 2017 winter schedule at Liverpool, with two new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, and a new winter service to Prague.

Ryanair’s winter 2017 schedule from Liverpool will deliver a total of 24 routes, including the four-times weekly route to Copenhagen, thrice-weekly flights to Milan Malpensa, and a four-times weekly new winter service to Prague. The schedule will see Ryanair operating 90 weekly flights from the airport, which will help deliver two million customers per annum and support 1,500 jobs at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Ryanair said that it will continue to connect Liverpool with major European cities on increased frequency, low fare services including Barcelona (four weekly), Milan (three weekly) and Dublin (four daily), and also offer a wide range of winter sun routes, making it more suited for business and leisure customers.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: ‘We are pleased to launch our Liverpool winter 2017 schedule, which includes 2 brand new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, the continuation of our new Prague route into winter, and 24 routes in total, which will deliver 2m annual customers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These new routes will go on sale on the Ryanair.com website later this week as we continue to grow our Liverpool traffic, tourism and jobs, underlining our commitment to LJLA and the Liverpool region.

‘We are also pleased to report record bookings on our Liverpool summer 2017 schedule and customers can look forward to even lower fares so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair. We urge all customers who wish to book their holidays to do so now on the Ryanair.com website or mobile app, where they can avail of the lowest fare air travel to and from Liverpool.’

LJLA’s Director of Air Service Development, Paul Winfield, said: ‘Today’s news means that since September last year, Ryanair have now announced seven new destinations from Liverpool including three capital cities. Further growth next winter and the current success of their forthcoming summer programme, should make 2017 one of Ryanair’s busiest from Liverpool in recent years.’

Ryanair added that its Liverpool summer 2017 schedule is attracting record bookings, with increased frequencies on lower fares to sun destinations, including three new routes to Bari (twice weekly), Girona (twice weekly) and Prague (four time weekly), which will commence in March.

BA Cityflyer Announces Cessation of Service from London City Airport to Copenhagen

BA Cityflyer, an airline subsidiary of UK-based airline company, British Airways, will be ceasing to operate flights from London City Airport, in the UK, to Copenhagen, in Denmark.

The operation will terminate by the end of May 2012, and the airline will be preparing for its new routes and an expansion of existing services from the airport.

Confirming the cessation of service on the route by May 26, 2012, a company spokesperson said, ‘Despite our best efforts this route is just not successful and with no signs of improvement the decision was made to use the aircraft on a route where there is a commercial need.’

British Airways is offering new summer routes from London City Airport to Mahon in Menorca, Angers in France, and Quimper in Brittany, from May 2012.

The airline is also increasing the frequency of its Glasgow service from the airport, as well as new routes to Aberdeen, in Scotland; and Venice, In Italy, in the latter part of 2012.

Although British Airways has called a halt to the London City Airport route, the airline is still flying from London Heathrow Airport to Copenhagen, and flights to Copenhagen are also available from other UK airports, with Easyjet flying from Gatwick and Stansted airports; Norwegian airline flying from Gatwick Airport, and SAS from Heathrow airport.

Have a high flying meeting in Copenhagen

THESE heart-stopping pictures of office rooms suspended in thin air have given high-flying business meetings a new meaning in the headquarters of a leading Danish bank,

 

Designed by Scandinavian architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, the new headquarters for Copenhagen-based mortgage bank Nykredit has captured people’s attention around the world.

 

The ten-storey glass structure is one of the Danish city’s largest office buildings and features a dramatic atrium flooded with natural light providing links to all levels.

 

And although the open atrium is raised above the ground allowing passing traffic a view of the activities inside the building, the most striking feature of the design has to be the three suspended meeting rooms that are cantilevered off of the third and fifth floors.

 

Hanging 50ft above the ground floor, the private conference rooms are placed in hanging boxes clad in dark polished wood – meaning high-flying managers at the bank must have  a stomach for heights as well as a brain for figures.

 

Situated on the picturesque Copenhagen waterfront, the architects had to find a solution to solve the problem of heat being captured by the large glass exterior.

 

Eventually they came up with an answer – using water from the nearby harbour to cool the building, as well as ensuring sections of the roof and double layered facade can be opened up to allow for natural ventilation.

 

A spokesperson for the company said: “The most striking part of the design has to be the three suspended meeting rooms that are cantilevered off of the third and fifth floors.

 

“The building also features glass elevators, balconies, and exposed stairways, creating an open and clean-looking work environment.

 

“Great care was taken in anticipating how the large glass exterior would capture and hold heat. Along with being cooled using water from a nearby harbour, specific sections of the roof and double layered facade can be opened up to allow for natural ventilation.

 

“Not only does this building have an elegant appearance, it’s also one of the largest office buildings in all of Copenhagen.

 

As well as the suspended meeting rooms, the building also features glass elevators, exposed staircases, balconies and walkways – creating a lively working environment.

 

Several internationally recognised artists have also contributed to the decoration of the building.

 

Olav Christopher Jenssen created a 30 metre long mural, while a giant bronze sculpture by sculptor Per Kirkeby stands centre stage in the atrium.

 

Architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, who have 140 employees based over their four offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen, London and Shanghai, have won contracts all over the globe and fought off 20 international companies to design the permanent headquarters for the International Criminal Court in The Hague back in 2010.

 

Their work can also be viewed in the UK, after the company designed the new flagship Campus for City of Westminster College in 2006 and the 15,500 square metre Aberdeen New Library in Scotland.