Ryanair to open a two-aircraft base in Copenhagen

Ryanair has announced it will open a 2 aircraft base in Copenhagen from December 2023, creating up to 100 direct jobs for pilots, cabin crew & engineers in a $200m new aircraft investment.

Ryanair is already Copenhagen’s No. 3 airline operating 20 routes and carrying 2.3m passengers p.a. to/from Copenhagen.

Copenhagen becomes Ryanair’s 2nd Danish base in addition to Billund.

Ryanair’s winter 2023 schedule to/from Copenhagen offers 24 routes, with 4 exciting new destinations to Dusseldorf, Faro, Paris and Warsaw, and increased frequencies to Gdansk and Krakow.

Ryanair expects to operate from Copenhagen’s low cost “CPH GO” pier. Ryanair calls on Copenhagen to lower its high airport charges, which continue to hamper Copenhagen’s post-Covid recovery. Copenhagen’s capacity in S23 is only c. 85% of its pre-Covid volumes, and recovery is being delayed by Copenhagen’s high airport fees. Ryanair calls on the Danish Regulator to follow the lead of many other EU airports, who since Covid have lowered airport fees to recover traffic growth.