Jutland motorway could generate over a billion kroner in growth

Better infrastructure could be a huge benefit to Billund Airport

A new motorway straight through Jutland would generate loads of growth, according to new analysis by the south Denmark regional authorities, Region Syddanmark.

The analysis showed that a new motorway would increase the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 1.2 billion kroner and attract at least 138,000 more travellers to Billund Airport every year.

“There are some clear driving time benefits for those travelling with a motorway near the airport,” Karsten Uno Petersen, the deputy head of the committee for regional development in Region Syddanmark, told Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

“It’s not just about the time spent flying, but about the total travel time when we choose to fly from one destination or the other.”

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Stiff opposition
But according to Petersen, a new motorway is also important for Billund Airport’s ability to compete with other airports based nationally and beyond.

“Billund Airport is in tough competition with airports in Copenhagen, Hamburg and Aalborg, and it’s therefore important we improve the infrastructure  surrounding it so it can cope with the rising international challenges.”