It's now even easier to take off for a long weekend of culture, fine food, eye-catching architecture and excellent shopping, travelling with British Airways on their new flight from London Heathrow to Billund Airport just South of the European Capital of Culture 2017, Aarhus. Launching on 3rd May 2016, the service offers 11 weekly flights. These are in addition to the flights currently offered from London City Airport and Manchester to Billund through the airline's franchise partner Sun-Air.

Known as the city of smiles, vibrant and forward-thinking Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, is set to be the European Capital of Culture in 2017 with its theme of 'RETHINK'. With four major events, 12 'full moon' happenings and more than 300 projects lined up for visitors, Aarhus is gearing up to an extraordinary year of thought-provoking art and culture.

A caste of several thousand people, including both Danish and international artists, will be coming together to create unique, magical moments, that will rethink art, food, music and ballet on a grand scale providing even more reasons to visit Aarhus in 2017.

Commenting on events for Aarhus 2017 Managing Director, Rebecca Matthews said “For an entire year, we will create spectacular events, extraordinary experiences and magical moments''.