Two new flight routes connect China to Denmark

Air China and SAS open two direct flight routes to Beijing and Shanghai.

Travellers will soon find it easier get to China from Denmark and back, as two new direct flight routes open between the two countries.

Air China will open a four-time weekly service between Beijing and Copenhagen, while Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plans to open a direct flight from Shanghai to Copenhagen with five weekly frequencies. SAS already operates a non-stop service to Beijing.

 “It is an important part of our strategy in Copenhagen Airport to strengthen our position as European hub. The centre of world growth is currently in China and Asia. It is therefore highly important to Copenhagen Airport and Denmark to offer good connections to this part of the world. Non-stop services generate growth and create new opportunities,” said Thomas Woldbye, CEO of Copenhagen Airports A/S, in a press release sent out by Copenhagen Airport.

 Flight routes strengthen Sino-Danish ties

In the opinion of Per Homann Jespersen, who specialises in transportation research at Roskilde University, Denmark, the new flight routes will strengthen Denmark’s relationship with China.

“Non-stop flights between Copenhagen and the global centres of growth are very important. With good flight connections, Danish companies will be closer to the authorities and companies in the countries we wish to trade and collaborate with. Especially in China, close contacts are very important in order to establish the necessary level of trust that can lead to lasting trading and investment relations,” said Per Homann Jespersen in the press release.

Air China’s route opens up on 2 June, while SAS’ route kicks off on 2 March. 

Posted On : 25 November,2011