Introducing Copenhagen

There is no shortage of superlatives to describe Copenhagen. Renowned for its healthy lifestyle, poetic cityscape, design kudos, and laid back, but super efficient citizens, Copenhagen frequently tops the lists of the most desirable places to live in the world.

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen became Denmark’s capital in the early 15th century. Known as the ‘City of Spires,’ the ancient city is an architectural time line of Baroque, Rococo, Art Nouveau, and modernist marvels.

The utopian Orestad community exemplifies Copenhagen’s modern design aesthetic. This former scrubland, infamous as an ugly city-airport link, has been transformed into a modernist showcase featuring Daniel Libskind-designed hotels and one of the world’s most gorgeous concert venues: a translucent, electric-blue cube designed by Jean Nouvel.

Beyond the tourist brochure clichés of the Little Mermaid and the Tivoli Gardens theme park, Copenhagen’s museums are first rate. The National Gallery’s sublime inventory spans the 12th to the 21st century with works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Matisse, Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen, and Jens Haaning.

Since the new millennium, Copenhagen’s economic stature and cultural prestige has continued to soar. The Stock Exchange places the city at the heart of European finance. The world’s Fortune 500 companies find affinity with the city’s streamlined productivity; Copenhagen is the regional headquarters for: Microsoft; Dell; Nokia; Novo Nordisk; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; and Bavarian Nordic.

Airports within a 30-mile radius of the Copenhagen:

  • Kastrup Airport (CPH)
    • Roskilde Airport (RKE)
    • Landskrona Airport (JLD)
    • Gronholt Hillerod Airport (EKGH)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Copenhagen area include:

  • Citation Excel (super light)
  • Learjet 45 XR (super light)
  • Citation CJ3 (light)
  • Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
  • Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
  • Citation III (midsize)
  • Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
  • Citation Sovereign (super midsize)

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.