Low-cost airline Ryanair on Wednesday announced it will open a base at Copenhagen Airport and offer more than a dozen new routes.
Ryanair’s Copenhagen base will open in March 2015 and consist of four aircraft servicing new routes to London, Milan and Warsaw with ten additional routes to be announced early next year.
The airline predicted that its Copenhagen presence will deliver over one million customers annually to an airport that has seen steady passenger growth
“Our three new Copenhagen routes with daily frequencies are ideal for business passengers and families booking their low fare summer holiday getaways, with fares starting from just 149 DKK one-way. Ryanair customers can also enjoy allocated seating, a free second carry-on bag, reduced fees, a new website, a brand new app with mobile boarding passes, and our great new Family Extra and Business Plus services,” the airline’s COO, David O’Brien, said at a Copenhagen press conference.
To begin with, Ryanair will offer 28 weekly flights from its Copenhagen base, eventually increasing to more than 100.
The airline said that its investments in Copenhagen would result in 1,000 local jobs based on calculations from Airports Council International.
Earlier this year, Ryanair was the target of a double taxation treaty signed by Denmark and Ireland
. The airline had come under fire after it was revealed that around 60 of its cabin crew could pay Irish tax rates even though they lived in heavily-taxed Denmark.