International Round-Up: Great Dane’s off to sunny Spain … Eviva España!!

Beano to Benidorm!
May 27th, 2020 9:55 am| by Nathan Walmer
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Northern Jutland airline Great Dane Airlines has announced it is adding three new routes: Aalborg to Copenhagen, Aalborg to Málaga and Aalborg to Mallorca.

The first departures to the Spanish destinations are set for July 4, while the Aalborg to Copenhagen route will open four daily departures during weekdays after the school summer holidays.


Danish government contributing 150 million kroner in climate aid
The government has agreed to set aside 150 million kroner to allocate towards climate adaptation projects and green initiatives in selected poor countries in Africa and in Indonesia. The climate aid will help support projects to improve water supplies in Mali and construct decentralised photovoltaic plants in Uganda. Additionally it will provide assistance to the Indonesian government on green energy conversion, and also provide financial support for Danish NGOs in developing new green innovations in areas of the world that stand to suffer the most from climate change.


Denmark to lead NATO mission in Iraq
Denmark’s military presence in Iraq is set to expand from the end of 2020 as NATO has chosen Danish soldiers to take over responsibility for their training mission there. Some 285 Danish soldiers will participate in the mission in Baghdad and, among other things, they will provide security for transport to and from Baghdad’s international airport. Danish soldiers have been in Iraq since 2014, when they joined an international coalition to combat the Islamic State group, and their mission primarily has been to train the Iraqi army as well as guard the Al Asad airbase west of Baghdad, a frequent target of rocket attacks by militia groups.

SAS reopens Aarhus route
SAS has announced plans to resume its domestic flights between Copenhagen and Aarhus, the country’s two largest cities, from June 2. Since SAS suspended the route on March 29 due to the Coronavirus Crisis, there have been no commercial flights to and from Aarhus Airport. There will be two daily departures from Copenhagen at 06:40 and 17:30, and from Aarhus at 07:45 and 18:35. More flights will also be in order between Copenhagen and Aalborg.

Taxi firm using plexiglass for coronavirus protection
Dantaxi, Denmark’s largest taxi company, will be fitting its fleet of nearly 2,000 taxi cabs with panes of plexiglass by June 2 to protect drivers and passengers from coronavirus infection. New handgrips and extensive cleaning requirements will also be implemented as the entire industry has been hard hit by the Coronavirus Crisis. Dantaxi operates in over 60 municipalities and its cabs amount to half of all taxis in Denmark.