History

History

DAT is a Danish airline founded in 1989 by Kirsten and Jesper Rungholm. DAT, formerly known as Danish Air Transport, started as a freight carrier operating with a single twin engine plane that flew with everything from mail and packages to racehorses.

Today DAT transports close to one million passengers every year in a fleet of ATR, MD 82/83 and Airbus A320 aircraft. Read more about our fleet here.

As a true Europe carrier DAT is operating regional routes in Denmark, Norway, Scotland, Italy and Germany. You can see an overview of our current schedule service flights here.

Besides the scheduled routes which can be booked on dat.dk, DAT is also offering ad hoc charter services and is operating ACMI contracts.

Our +600 employees come from 20 different countries and operate worldwide out of our five main offices. You can contact us here.

DAT in Denmark and Norway

DAT’s headquarter is located at Vamdrup Airport and it’s main customer service center on Bornholm. In addition, DAT is operating maintenance and service stations at Billund and Copenhagen airport.

Year-round domestic key routes are from Bornholm and Midtjylland airport to Copenhagen Airport. Both routes are operated 7 days a week with multiple departures daily.

During the summer season, DAT is a key transportation provider for tourists to the summer holiday Island of Bornholm. Between March and October DAT is flying from six Danish cities to Bornholm: Copenhagen, Aalborg, Aarhus, Midtjylland and Billund.

During the yearly Folkemødet DAT additional connects Esbjerg and Odense to Bornholm.

In addition, DAT is starting a rotation between Bornholm and Berlin-Tegel, given the big demand of German tourist wanting to enjoy Denmark’s favorite summer island.

DAT also operates key destinations for the oil business out of Denmark with daily flights out of Esbjerg airport to Stavanger, Norway, and Aberdeen, Scotland. In Norway DAT operates a domestic route between Stord and the national capital of Oslo.

DAT in Lithuania

Established in 2003 the DAT office in Lithuania has grown to a major operational hub for the company. Key organizational tasks are being coordinated out of the Kaunas office including but not limited to key functions such as crew control and major maintenance services. Lithuanian pilots and cabin crew are operating many international DAT flights.

DAT in Italy

In 2018 DAT was given the opportunity to establish a regional operations to connect the main cities in Sicily, Italy, Catania, Palermo and Trapani, to the southern islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria. To further strengthen DAT’s position in Italy, DAT starts inviting into seasonal routes with the first one being established between Olbia to Catania in summer 2019.

DAT in Germany

On 1. January 2020 DAT starts operating its first German route between Saarbrucken and Berlin-Tegel on a daily basis connecting the south of Germany to its capital city. The operation has been set up in close cooperation with Saarbrucken airport.

If you are interested in working for DAT please visit our career section for job opportunities and HR contacts.