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08.01.2009 Cimber Sterling expands at Copenhagen Airport

After the acquisition of parts of Sterling, Danish-based airline Cimber today announced that it will launch 16 new international routes out of Copenhagen. CPH welcomes this expansion.

Under the name Cimber Sterling and with a few of the former Sterling's Boeing 737 aircraft, the privately owned Danish airline is adding 16 international routes to its route network out of Copenhagen. Cimber Sterling will launch 56 new weekly frequencies in its summer programme in late March; this means that Copenhagen Airport has gained much more than it lost in Sterling's bankruptcy.

In the week before it went bankrupt, Sterling operated 163 frequencies. When Cimber Sterling's new routes are launched, the total number of new frequencies since the bankruptcy will exceed 250 per week.

Great opportunities
"The opportunities have newer been greater than now. The range of destinations and frequencies and the number of cheap airline tickets on offer is greater than ever before. This benefits all of Denmark and, naturally, also the airport. It is also important to the continued development of Copenhagen Airport that Cimber Sterling and the other new airlines that have come in are well-managed and well-consolidated," said Carsten Nørland, Director of Aviation, Copenhagen Airports A/S.

The massive venture by Cimber Sterling means that the airline will launch flights to a number of the destinations Sterling used to serve, including a number of destinations that have not been served since the bankruptcy. These destinations include Bourgas, Bulgaria and Montpellier, France.

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