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”.
Aid will be granted for 50 pct. of the following airport charges:
- Take-off charge that are either
- calculated on the basis of the aircraft’s MTOW or
- being charged as a daily rate.
- 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”.
Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak
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.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org, cc. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, and write the following in the subject field:
”[Company name] - Application for aid under the Air Transport Package’s scheme for airlines”
Guidance Support Scheme for COVID-19 Airport Charges for airlines
Solemn Declaration regarding the projects compliance with EU regulation (Appendix 2)
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.
TBST will not provide an English translation of the regulations.
The scheme is part of a political agreement concluded on 25 June 2020 between the Danish Government and several of the Danish political parties (the Liberal Party, the Social Liberal Party and the Conservative People Party) regarding an air transport package. Two supplementary agreements were made on 24 July 2020 and 22 September 2020.
BEK nr. 1440 af 02/10/2020
Bekendtgørelse om støtteordning til luftfartsselskaber i anledning af COVID-19-udbruddet