EasyJet launching new route from Copenhagen to Venice

Budget airline finds new Italian connection following Rome shuttering

The British budget airline EasyJet has unveiled plans to open a summer route from Copenhagen to Venice starting in March next year.

The new route comes in the wake of the airline’s decision last summer to close its flight between the Danish capital and Rome as of February 7 next year.

“EasyJet already has 13 routes from Copenhagen and we are very happy to be able to expand our network with the route from Copenhagen to Venice,” said William Vet, the commercial head of EasyJet in Denmark.

“We are convinced that Venice will be a popular destination due to its massive selection of modern hotels, restaurants, cafés and spectacular architecture.”

READ MORE: Danish restaurant to help revolutionise airline food

Delta delight
In related news, Delta Air Lines has revealed it will upgrade its summer route between Copenhagen and New York in 2016.

The route between Copenhagen Airport and JFK International Airport will open on May 27, a week earlier than this year, and the route will be daily straightaway, compared to the five flights a week the airline offered this year.

Finally, Delta plans to upgrade its aircraft for the route from a Boeing 757-200 with a capacity of 171 seats to a Boeing 767-300 wide-body with a capacity of 201 passengers. The route will close at the end of August.