Copenhagen world’s best at attracting new routes

Airlines rate CPH world’s best at route development for second time
Airlines have rated Copenhagen Airport as the world’s best at route development for the second time in three years, a position confirmed at the aviation conference World Routes, in Durban, South Africa.
After sharing second place in 2014, CPH again won the route development award in the category “airports between 20 and 50 million passengers”, ahead of airports in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dublin, Munich and Vienna.
Previously, a report from Copenhagen Economics showed that an international air route has an economic value of up to DKK 200 million (€27million) as it attracts more business and leisure travellers to the country.
Most recently, a report from Oxford Research showed that realising Copenhagen Airport’s growth vision, Expanding CPH, pushing the number of routes to correspond to 40 million passengers, would potentially create up to 84,000 new jobs in Denmark as a whole.
“International air routes generate growth, jobs and investment. As a consequence, competition among airports to attract new routes has intensified over the past 10-15 years,” said Ole Wieth Christensen, director of airline sales & route development at Copenhagen Airport.
The 21st World Routes conference is taking place in Durban. It is an annual event where around 2,500 delegates from 250 airlines, 650 airports and 170 tourism organisations worldwide meet to discuss the development of new air routes.
TTG Nordic


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