CPH appoints new route development chief

Morten Mortensen takes up the position on March 1
Morten Mortensen, formerly of AP Møller-Mærsk and 3M, takes up the position as Copenhagen Airport’s new director of airline sales and route development on March 1.
CPH describes the future director as “an experienced executive with substantial international transport and infrastructure knowledge”. Mortensen, 45, has had previous positions with companies such as Maersk Procurement, Mærsk Line and APM Terminals, in Denmark, the Netherlands and Singapore.
“In addition to having significant work experience abroad and an international outlook from positions in Singapore, the Netherlands and other places, Morten is a sharp strategist and strong team leader with experience in infrastructure on land, at sea – and now in the air,” said Peter Krogsgaard, Copenhagen Airport’s chief commercial officer.
For the past decade, Copenhagen Airport has been expanding its direct routes to destinations around the world, to almost 160 routes today, 34 of them intercontinental, mainly to Asia and North America.
“Each and every new route generates growth and new jobs in Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark,” Krogsgaard explains. “But European competition for air routes is very intense, and we have to operate an efficient and attractive airport and be extremely sharp in presenting viable, carefully prepared business cases to incentivise airlines to launch a route from Copenhagen rather than one of the many competing airports around Europe.”
CPH again won the world championship in route development for airports with 20-50 million passengers at the annual World Routes conference last September. One of Mortensen’s most important tasks will be to build on this success.
Born in Kolding, Denmark, Morten Mortensen has a Business Administration and Marketing degree from Aarhus Business College and Aarhus School of Business. He now resides in Dragør with his wife and two sons, aged 6 and 10.
TTG Nordic