Sønderborg Airport must be one of the world's most sustainable airports - Sønderborg Lufthavn

Sønderborg Airport must be one of the world’s most sustainable airports

Sønderborg Airport is absolutely crucial when it comes to making the Sønderborg area an attractive place to live. That is why, according to the Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, it needs investment. The Foundation has big goals to develop the airport in a more sustainable direction.

A modern, well-functioning airport is a hub for traffic and is thus essential for a company like Danfoss to be able to operate from Nordborg –  primarily because employees, customers and partners can get back and forth to Copenhagen quickly, but also because it makes Southern Jutland a much more attractive place to live and work.

“An airport creates dynamism, mobility and cohesion. We need these things if we are to attract skilled people to the area and ensure a solid recruitment basis for the business community and a vibrant, attractive municipality to live in. So the Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation want to ensure the airport is both up-to-date and future-proof”, explains Lars Tveen, director of the BMC Foundation.

Bigger, better and more sustainable

Today, Sønderborg Airport is among a relatively small number of airports in Denmark to fly both scheduled domestic services and charter flights abroad. Ambitions for the future are big – both in terms of commercial growth and in gaining a greener profile.

“Right now, people are experiencing fast, efficient and professional service at the airport, partly because it is all so manageable. We need to bear this in mind when developing the airport. This is especially true when it comes to attracting new routes, tour operators and companies that can benefit from setting up in the airport’s business area,” says Tveen, who makes no secret of the fact that major changes will be taking place at the airport in the near future. The vision is for Sønderborg Airport to be one of the world’s most sustainable regional airports.

“We have been working towards the green transition for many years here in the area, so we have a lot of experience to draw on. Alsie Express is already flying on the market’s most sustainable fuel, but in the long-term, the characteristic black planes need to be green, and the airport buildings themselves need to be upgraded with a sustainable footing – and these are just some of the items on the agenda”, says Tveen, who looks forward to the plans being implemented. The work is expected to start at the end of 2022.

Photo: Danfoss