An airline has suspended its service from Aberdeen to Billund, in Denmark – after just two flights.
Scheduled services to Billund, the home of Lego, were cancelled less than a week after they were launched.
Cimber Sterling, which operated the route, has decided to suspend it until next year having only made one return trip to Denmark’s second-busiest airport.
The service had been scheduled to make three weekly return trips, and flew for the first time on Sunday in response to what Cimber said was growing demand for flights between Aberdeen and Scandinavian airports.
A spokeswoman for Cimber Sterling said last night the demand for the service had been overestimated.
She said: “We thought that more customers would travel on the route, but they did not – obviously very few people want to go from Aberdeen to Billund, and vice versa.
“We had probably made the wrong business case for the route, because it did not perform as we expected it to, and we would rather be able to use the planes for other flights that we think more customers would use.”
The spokeswoman added the airline would review the service next year before deciding on reintroducing it.
She said: “It is a route that we would like to operate, so we will evaluate it in the spring.
“We are not going to say definitely either way if we will resume the service or not, but we will consider it again in a couple of months.”
A spokeswoman for Aberdeen Airport said: “From our point of view it is disappointing the airline got to this point and then realised the route was not sustainable, but we are working closely with them and we think we can still get the service off the ground.”
The spokeswoman added the airport had not lost any money as a result of Cimber’s decision, and that any payments the airline had to make had already been made.