Danish regional carrier Sun-Air has announced plans to suspend all scheduled services until August 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Billund-based airline is a British Airways franchisee, operating flights using Dornier 238 Jet aircraft in BA colours. It is also an affiliate member of Oneworld.

The carrier has suspended its routes from Billund to Brussels, Dusseldorf, London City, Manchester and Oslo, as well as between Friedrichshafen and Dusseldorf.

Sun-Air will however resume its private shuttle service routing Manchester-Cambridge-Gothenburg for pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca.

In a statement the carrier said:

“We continue to follow the situation closely country by country. However, if the European countries can agree on more harmonious travel restrictions and if more regular demand arises in the market, we are ready to start one or more routes before August 2021.

“However, this requires that the pandemic is under control and that a good and effective vaccine is accessible.”

South African airline Comair – another British Airways franchisee – recently approved a business rescue plan, with the aim of resuming flights in December.

British Airways franchisee Comair aims to resume flights in December