Copenhagen airport is to get six new routes this spring from privately owned Danish airline Cimber Sterling. The airline will now be running twice daily routes into London Gatwick on Boeing 737s, three weekly departures to Madrid and twice a day flights into Rome.

The airline also plans new routes from Copenhagen into other major European cities and holiday destinations such as Barcelona, Nice, Malaga, Majorca and the Greek islands. The company aims to increase turnover by 70 per cent and double passenger numbers in this financial year.