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Following the reorganization of the department on 21 January 2021, the construction and housing area now falls under the Ministry of the Interior and Housing.

COVID-19 aid scheme for airlines regarding airport charges

Last updated 25/01/2021
As part of this scheme airlines can apply to the Danish State for aid corresponding to a 50% reduction in airport charges (passenger charges and take-off charges only) paid to Danish airports.
  • Pool amount
    DKK 130 million in the period 01 august 2020 to 31 December 2020. From 01 August to 31 October the total amount of aid granted is DKK 56,0 million.
  • Amount of the grant
    50 procent
  • Applicants
    Airlines flying from Danish airports

Who can apply?

Last updated 25/01/2021

Flights eligible for aid are scheduled and non-scheduled flights carrying passengers to and from the following Danish airports:

 

  • Copenhagen Airports, Kastrup (EKCH)
  • Copenhagen Airports, Roskilde (EKRK)
  • Billund Airport (EKBI)
  • Aalborg Airport (EKYT)
  • Aarhus Airport (EKAH)
  • Bornholms Airport (EKRN)
  • Midtjyllands Airport (EKKA)
  • Esbjerg Airport (EKEB)
  • Sønderborg Airport (EKSB)
  • Læsø flyveplads (EKLS)
  • Anholt flyveplads (EKAT)
  • Vandflyvepladsen i København (EKCC)
  • Vandflyvepladsen i Aarhus (EKAC)


The following flight types are not eligible for aid: cargo, general aviation (GA), ambulance and empty flight.

 

Airlines that were already in difficulty on 31 December 2019 cannot be granted aid under this scheme. Some micro and small enterprises are exempt. See more in “Appendix 2: Solemn Declaration regarding the projects compliance with EU regulation”. 

How much aid can an airline be granted?

Last updated 25/01/2021
Airlines can apply to the Danish State for aid corresponding to a 50 pct. reduction in airport charges (passenger charges and take-off charges only) paid to Danish airports for the flights mentioned above.

Aid will be granted for 50 pct. of the following airport charges:

 

  1. Take-off charge that are either 
    1. calculated on the basis of the aircraft’s MTOW or 
    2. being charged as a daily rate.
  2. Passenger related charges for departing passengers (both locally departing passengers and transfer/transit passengers) including for example security charges, handling charges, CUTE charges and PRM charges.

Aid will not be granted for parking charges, ground handling charges or the safety contribution to the Danish CAA (in Danish: “safetyafgift”).

The aid under this scheme is granted under the EU-commissions “Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak” as subsequently amended, and therefore aid received by an undertaking must not exceed EUR 800,000 per undertaking in the form of direct grants, repayable advances, tax or payments advantages (all figures must be gross). An undertaking may therefore receive a maximum of EUR 800.000 under this scheme after deduction of any other aid received under the “Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak”.

Consolidation Act

Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak

How do I apply for a grant?

Last updated 25/01/2021

To receive support, the airline must sent an application to the Danish Transport, Construction and housing Authority (TBST). Separate applications must be sent for each month as well as for each airport.

Deadlines 
 Aid for flights in August  16 October 2020
 Aid for flights in September  31 October 2020
 Aid for flights in October  30 November 2020
 Aid for flights in November  7 December 2020 (part 1) and 31 January 2021 (part 2)
 Aid for flights in December  7 December 2020 (part 1) and 31 January 2021 (part 2)

TBST can request further documentation regarding the application from the applicant, including a declaration from an independent certified auditor regarding information about the eligible traffic as well as the calculation of the eligible costs and the amount of aid claimed.

 

Signed application forms must be scanned and send by email to TBST. Please use the following address: info@tbst.dk, cc. ajo@tbst.dk and salu@tbst.dk, and write the following in the subject field:

”[Company name] - Application for aid under the Air Transport Package’s scheme for airlines”

Guidance material

Guidance Support Scheme for COVID-19 Airport Charges for airlines

Application

Application for aid (Appendix 1)

Declaration

Solemn Declaration regarding the projects compliance with EU regulation (Appendix 2)

Application

Application for aid based on best traffic estimates (Appendix 3)

When is the aid paid out to airlines?

Last updated 25/01/2021
Payments to the applicant will be made within 15 working days after the application deadline.
For applications regarding November and December, granted aid will be paid out 15 working days after the deadline for forwarding documentation of actual traffic numbers.

Granted aid is paid to the account registered under the applicant's CVR-number. If the applicant is a foreign carrier, the aid will be paid onto the account supplied by the applicant in the application form in the appendix.