Copenhagen Airport, which has been ranked Europe’s most efficient airport no less than 10 times in the latest 12 years by Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), broke a new record in the number of travelers traveling through.
13.704.859 passengers travelled through Copenhagen Airport in the first half of 2016, an incredible increase of 11% and the busiest half-year for the airport. The number of international tourists travelling to Copenhagen increased by 27.2% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to 2015, and July was another record month with three million passengers passing through.
“The significant growth shows the improved connectivity of Denmark not only for Danes but also for foreign tourists and business travelers. This is a key area of focus for CPH, and we're delighted that our strategy to improve Denmark’s connectivity is bearing fruit,” says Thomas Woldbye, Copenhagen Airport’s CEO, and continues: “We are developing the airport to serve 40 million passengers annually, and this month’s passenger number marks an important milestone on the journey attracting additional growth to Denmark”.
The development plans for the airport also includes expanding the baggage reclaim facilities. The plan is to extend two of the eight baggage conveyors and concurrently create more space for passengers.
CPH also started expanding the security area at a cost of more than DKK 250 million, which will double in size of Security Control and increase the number of security tracks and security staff. The expansion should be ready in 2017.
Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia with 26.6 million passengers last year. In 2015, the airport had 150 international routes and is constantly expanding with new routes.
Since this time last year, 40 new routes out of Copenhagen has opened – on the one hand, new routes are connecting Copenhagen to destinations such as Boston, Sofia, Skopje and Yekaterinburg, and, on the other hand, additional airlines serving existing destinations such as Rome, Madrid and Istanbul.