Start-up carrier Great Dane Airlines is set to launch flights from Denmark to Dublin, Edinburgh and Nice this summer.

The airline will be based at Aalborg airport in the north of the country, and will operate 118-seat Embraer E195 aircraft.

Twice weekly flights to Dublin will launch on June 21, followed by Edinburgh on June 24 (also twice weekly) and Nice (weekly) on June 26.

The carrier will also operate chartered services on behalf of Danish travel agency Bravo Tours, to destinations including Chania, Mallorca, Varna and Rhodes.

Ryanair is currently the only carrier offering direct, nonstop flights between the UK and Aalborg, with a service from London Stansted which was launched in 2017.

Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth largest city, and is known for its nightlife, particularly along the pub and restaurant-lined Jomfru Ane Gade.

The city is also the industrial and commercial centre for the North Jutland region, and regional home to Norwegian telecommunication’s company Telenor.