Ryanair to launch Edinburgh-Copenhagen route

6 Jul 2015 by GrahamSmith

Ryanair will commence a three-times weekly service between Edinburgh and Copenhagen this winter.

Starting on November 6, the low-cost carrier will operate the route on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

Outbound service FR2674 will depart Edinburgh at 0900 and arrive at Copenhagen Terminal 2 at 1150, with return service FR2675 will leave Copenhagen at 1215 and land in Edinburgh at 1305.

The announcement comes after Denmark's labour court last week ruled that the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions could refuse to service Ryanair flights out of Copenhagen.

Danish unions cannot take industrial action against the airline, as the ruling only applies to Ryanair's Copenhagen base and to flights from there.

As a result, Ryanair, which described the ruling as "bizarre", said it will move its aircraft to Kaunas in Lithuania from July 14.

The carrier said in a statement: "Ryanair will now operate its 14 Copenhagen routes on aircraft based outside of Copenhagen, with the result that other EU countries and airports will benefit from these highly-paid Ryanair jobs which will be lost at Copenhagen airport.

"However, since Ryanair's non-based aircraft cannot be blockaded or interfered with by SAS unions, Ryanair will continue to grow its 14 low fare routes at Copenhagen."

In April, Ryanair announced two new winter services from Edinburgh to Frankfurt Hahn and Santander (see news, April 24).

Graham Smith

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