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Capital lands new Danish service

20 January 2009

Edinburgh is to gain a new low cost service to the Danish capital Copenhagen.

Danish airline Cimber Sterling - a new carrier to Scotland - will initially serve Copenhagen twice weekly, from the end of March, rising to three times a week during the peak summer months. One way prices, including taxes and charges, start from around £25.

Last month, Cimber bought parts of former rival airline Sterling - which went into administration late last year - cementing its status as Denmark's most progressive airline.

Gordon Dewar, managing director of Edinburgh Airport, Scotland's busiest airport, welcomed the new airline to Scotland.

He said: "We are delighted to welcome Cimber Sterling to Scotland's capital. This new services gives business and leisure passengers more choice and greater flexibility, and will also provide a welcome boost for Edinburgh's tourist industry. With three flights a week during the busy summer months, this new service will boost the weekend city break market and bring many more visitors to our capital. Outbound leisure travellers will also welcome the low cost fares to one of Europe's most beautiful capital cities.

"We were disappointed at the demise of Sterling at the end of last year, and welcome the new airline's commitment to restore this important link to Copenhagen. The Scandinavian market is important for business and tourism, and we hope that this new service will further strengthen the market and deliver more choice for passengers."

Jørgen Nielsen, CEO Cimber Sterling said: "We are looking forward to bringing Copenhagen and Edinburgh even closer together, and we hope that both cities will benefit from these new connections."