CPH delights airlines with more space

More space for intercontinental passengers at CPH

A DKK 255 million (€34.2 million) investment in 5,100 sq m of additional space at Copenhagen Airport’s Pier C has provided, the airport says, “facilities for sustaining the current growth in intercontinental traffic to and from Denmark”. Construction took 14 months. Around 1900 sq m will be used for passport control and security screening, 2200 sq m for an expansion of the second-floor arrivals area and staircase towers to the gates and 1,000 sq m for a panorama lounge on the third floor.
A number of airlines will soon expand their services at Pier C. SAS will open a new service to San Francisco in March. Emirates will deploy larger aircraft (Boeing B777-300ERs) seating 428 passengers from February. Singapore Airlines will move from three to five weekly frequencies. Air Canada will use bigger aircraft (Airbus A330s) on its Toronto service in summer 2013. And Royal Air Maroc will launch a service to Casablanca on March 31.
With a growth rate of more than 10% in the number of intercontinental passengers in the first nine months of 2012, it had become necessary to expand Pier C in order to sustain growth and support what the airport calls its World Class Hub strategy.
When passengers from China, Russia, the United States and other non-EU member states arrive at the pier they will now have more space and get better service, Thomas Woldbye, CEO of Copenhagen Airports, stressed. “The first impression of Denmark is very important,” he said. “An extra track for security screening and more passport control booths […] has increased capacity by almost 50% and will reduce waiting time”.
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[pictured: Apron tower, CPH; courtesy Copenhagen Airports]


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