CPH: Busiest ever start to the summer

Airport sees 9% rise in traffic in June, 11% for H1
Growing interest in travel to and from Denmark resulted in a 9% rise in passenger numbers at Copenhagen Airport in June, to 2,757,538 million, making it the busiest ever start to the summer.
This brings the total for the first six months of the year to 13.7 million, an 11% year-on-year increase. Among the travel destinations, Spain stands out with 30% growth this year.
“We have had an unusually busy start to the summer period, and on several days in June we saw for the first time more than 100,000 passengers pass through the terminals,” Copenhagen Airport CEO Thomas Woldbye commented.
“We can see that passengers have really taken advantage of the additional capacity offered by the airlines on routes to Spain. Overall, the number of seats available exceeded 298,000, representing a year-on-year increase of 31%. […] That is a good example of how more flights to a destination also make more passengers choose to travel to that destination.”
This is also recorded by Statistics Denmark in the form of a 46% increase in Spanish bed nights in Copenhagen in the first five months of the year.
So a significant part of the year’s growth at CPH has been generated by a rise in the number of foreign tourists choosing Denmark as their destination. In the first quarter of 2016, 27.2% more tourists travelled to Denmark via Copenhagen Airport.
Domestic traffic, meanwhile, increased 7% in the first six months of the year and 4.7% in June.
TTG Nordic


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