SUN-AIR commenced services from Aalborg to Humberside via Billund on 17 April. On 15 April, the airline flew 25 Danish VIP guests to Humberside including the airline’s CEO Niels Sundberg. Seen welcoming Sundberg to Humberside is the UK airport’s MD Deborah Zost. Flights will operate twice-weekly on Fridays and Sundays. Other guests who arrived on the premier flight were Michael Hannibal, CEO of Siemens Wind Power (third from right) and Pauline Wade, Director of International Trade at Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce (right).
Billund Airport celebrated the start of services to Humberside with a traditional route launch cake. The airport also held a ribbon-cutting ceremony which was performed by Michael Hannibal, CEO of Siemens Wind Power. Conducting the bell ringing to cement the start of services was Kjeld Zacho Jørgensen, CEO, Billund Airport.
- SUN-AIR commenced services from Aalborg (AAL) to Humberside (HUY) via Billund (BLL) on 17 April. Flights on the 752-kilometre link from Aalborg and Billund will operate twice-weekly on Fridays and Sundays onboard the British Airways franchise carraier’s Dornier 328 jet fleet. Neither destination will see direct competition from Humberside. The route aims to further support the growing renewable energy industry in the Humber region of the UK by connecting the area with the Danish renewables hub. “We were delighted to welcome VIP guests from Denmark into Humberside Airport after months of discussion to create better air connectivity with major players in the renewables industry. Humberside Airport continues to work collaboratively with major businesses and organisations to provide further destinations which offer a choice to our customers and also create links with areas which will benefit the local economy,” commented Deborah Zost, MD of Humberside Airport. SUN-AIR becomes the third scheduled carrier to serve the UK airport. Eastern Airways connects the facility with multiple daily services to Aberdeen, while KLM offers flights to its Amsterdam hub from Humberside with 20 weekly services according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.