Cimber Sterling and Norwegian have announced new routes from Copenhagen Airport, with the flights due to be launched this winter.
Denmark-based Cimber Sterling will launch new flights to Geneva, Salzburg and Verona as part of its winter programme – all of which are located close to the Alps’ ski resorts.
The flights will take the number of Alp destinations served by Copenhagen Airport to eight.
A Copenhagen Airport statement said that Norwegian and Cimber Sterling are engaged "in a close race" to become the airport’s second-largest airline.
"The lead is changing all the time and after the two airlines announced new routes today, we will need a photo finish to determine which is currently flying the larger number of passengers out of Copenhagen."
Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest airport and accommodates almost 60,000 passengers per day.