FARO AIRPORT has just announced some very welcome news – a new low cost flight to Copenhagen. The twice weekly scheduled service to Denmark begins this week and will be operated by Sterling.dk, an airline which formerly only offered charter flights.
Francisco Pita, marketing manager at Faro Airport, told The Resident: “Unlike other low cost airlines, Sterling.dk offers the client a connection service, so Copenhagen will act as a hub with links to cities such as Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Billund.” He also excitedly commented: “Due to the outstanding demand for tickets, we have been informed by the airline that a third weekly flight will be offered during the summer months.”
Seats for the “no frills” service start at 80 euros one way and passengers will be offered the opportunity to purchase food and drink on board. The aircraft operating the new route will be the Boeing 737-800 which seats a total of 189 passengers.
Faro Airport director, António Correia Mendes, commented: “We are convinced that the introduction of this airline will play an important part in revitalising and developing the Nordic tourist market for the Algarve. Tourist numbers from the Nordic countries have dropped off considerably since 1999 and we believe this new flight route will turn things around.”
As well as helping to boost the number of tourists visiting the Algarve, the new service is also good news for those living here who would like to visit Copenhagen for a holiday or weekend break. Danes residing in the Algarve will also be delighted as the new service provides a more direct and affordable link with home. In the past, those requiring a scheduled service to Denmark had to travel to Lisbon.
Flight tickets can be purchased from the website www.sterling.dk
New flights to UK coming soon…
Watch this space for details about several forthcoming new UK routes due to be operated by Thomson Fly, the new low cost airline from the Thomson holidays group.