Scandinavian Airlines has today announced that it is to launch a new direct route between Leeds Bradford International Airport and Copenhagen, twice per week commencing on 31st March 2014. The flights will operate on Monday and Friday with a journey time between Leeds Bradford and Copenhagen of just 1 hour 50 minutes. Prices will start from £92 for a one-way journey which will include all taxes and charges.
Leeds Bradford-Copenhagen: Departs 17:20 arrives 20:00
Copenhagen-Leeds Bradford: Departs 16:00 arrives 16:50
Leeds Bradford-Copenhagen: Departs 20:20 arrives 23:00
Copenhagen-Leeds Bradford: Departs 19:00 arrives 19:50
SAS’ Regional General Manager Western Europe, Hans Dyhrfort, commented: “With almost 3 million people living within reach of the airport, Leeds Bradford and the Yorkshire region is an important hub of development for SAS. With York having established itself as the ‘Viking’ capital of the UK and the Yorkshire area having already strong cultural connections with Scandinavia, this is the perfect time to also strengthen business and commercial links between Leeds and Scandinavia.
“By launching this new direct route to Copenhagen, we are pleased to offer passengers the choice and flexibility to fly direct from Leeds to Copenhagen and onwards to many other destinations in Scandinavia and beyond.”
Clearly this is a great boost for incoming visitors to the region and the city of York, but also provides a great opportunity for the people of Yorkshire to more easily access Scandinavia at a time when more and more people are choosing to visit the Northern Lights and other popular Scandinavian attractions.