No more Kastrup-Karup confusion! Central Jutland airport to be renamed next week – The Post

No more Kastrup-Karup confusion! Central Jutland airport to be renamed next week

Ryanair announces new routes from Copenhagen Airport to the Adriatic coast in Italy

Karup Airport in central Jutland operates flights to and from Copenhagen (photo: Lars Schmidt)
August 18th, 2016 2:02 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Karup Airport in central Jutland near the towns of Herning, Holsterbro, Viborg and Silkeborg is getting a new name.

Although the name change will not be officially announced until next week on Thursday, Midtjyllands Avis speculates the facility will most likely be called ‘Midtjylland Airport’ in reference to the airport’s location.

According to the newspaper, the advertising and web agency Makers from Randers, which works with the Danish airline DAT, yesterday registered the domain name midtjyllandslufthavn.dk.

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Easily confused
The name change was suggested a few years ago as it is very easy to confuse it  with Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen.

Karup Airport began life as a military airfield constructed during World War II.

It has been in operation since 1965, and in 1991, a new terminal designed by architecture firm Torsten Riis Andersen was inaugurated.

The facility offers flights only to and from Copenhagen, which are operated by DAT.

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New Raynair route
Meanwhile, the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced it will open new routes from Copenhagen Airport to the Italian town of Pescara on the Adriatic coast.

The airline will service the route five times a week from March 28. Tickets for April and May, which are on sale until Tuesday, will start at 229 kroner.

The new Pescara route is Ryanair’s teaser for the 2017 summer season, when the carrier plans to offer more new routes.

Pescara is located east of Rome and is the largest city in the Abruzzo region, which boasts a 20 km long stretch of coastline.