Danish Air Transport’s rise in scheduled air traffic
Based in Vamdrup on the Jutland peninsula, Danish Air Transport was created in 1989 by husband and wife team Jesper and Kirsten Rungholm. They still run the business with Lars Høeg, managing director, who joined in 2003 and is now co-owner.
What anna.aero calls this “fast-growing” airline has its largest scheduled route between Copenhagen and the island of Bornholm, with up to eight daily flights operated by ATR-42s. Its other main route is between Copenhagen and Sønderborg.
Previously operating as a wetlease business, the failure of Cimber Sterling a year ago gave it more opportunities in the scheduled market. DAT offered 24% more scheduled seats in June 2013 than it did in April 2012. Its rise in the Danish scheduled market is remarkable. As anna.aero says, Denmark’s share of the airline’s scheduled flying has evolved from as low as 4% in 2004 to 34% in 2012 and an expected 67% in 2013.
[pictured: DAT’s founders, with Lars Høeg (left); courtesy Danish Air Transport]