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Historic month for Copenhagen

Copenhagen Airport enjoyed a record-breaking summer with 6.4 million using the Danish gateway between June and August...

 

 

Copenhagen Airport enjoyed a record-breaking summer with 6.4 million using the Danish gateway between June and August.

The airport enjoyed its busiest ever August with an all-time high of 2.1 million passengers (+13%) passing through its facilities.

“This summer was the busiest in the 85 year history of the airport,” enthuses Carsten Nørland, the airport’s vice president of sales. “The strong growth during the summer proved that the Danes are again interested in travelling after the financial crisis.”

Domestic traffic soared by 25% in August, while the number of international passengers handled at the gateway during the month rose by 11.6%. The airport also registered a 17% year-on-year increase in transfer passengers.

“Much of the growth in transfer traffic is attributable to our strategic partnership with SAS which involves a reduction of the minimum connection time from 40 to 30 minutes. That initiative generates more transfer passengers and helps strengthen Copenhagen Airport's position as an attractive hub,” stressed Nørland.

The year-to-date rate of passenger growth at Copenhagen Airport is 7.6%.



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