Next spring, Denmark’s first commercial seaplane route will open up between Copenhagen and Aarhus. The flight is expected to take under an hour and cost about 1,500 kroner each way.
The new route has taken some four years to be approved pending the green light from the Danish coastal, seafaring, fishing and traffic authorities, as well as the police.
“It took an incredible amount of time, but the authorities have been enormously positive and forthcoming at all times,” Rune Balle, the head of the project, told Ingeniøren newspaper.
“We have the plane, the pilots, mechanics and all the approvals, so we expect to be airborne by April. We won’t say April 1, because people might not believe us.”
Terminal and lounge
Passengers can pay 1,500 kroner to hop on the DHC-6 Twin Otter at Langelinje in Copenhagen and step off at Østhavnen in Aarhus about 40-50 minutes later, depending on the winds.
Balle revealed there will be four flights between the capital and Aarhus every day and the ‘airport’ in Copenhagen will be a floating bridge along Langelinje where the ferry to Poland used to dock.
There will also be space for a little check-in terminal and perhaps a cosy little lounge for waiting passengers.