CPH explains fall in passenger numbers

Copenhagen Airport says holidays and bankruptcies are to blame

A total of 2,017,128 passengers passed through Copenhagen Airport in May, which is 14,780 fewer than in the same month last year, equivalent to a 0.7% decline. The year-to-date increase in passenger numbers is 4.4%. The airport says that a combination of many public holidays in May compared to May 2011, as well as the bankruptcies of Cimber Sterling and Skyways, caused the drop.
The numbers of transfer and international passengers continue to rise, however, while the bankruptcy of Cimber Sterling caused a 34.4% drop in domestic passengers. The airport says that the fall in total passenger numbers compared with a 10.2% decrease in the number of operations shows that the airlines continue to improve their load factors.
Air Transport News
[pictured: Cimber Air ATR 72-500; courtesy Copenhagen Airport]


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