CPH sees “strong late summer”

But the trends for European and intercontinental traffic differ
Copenhagen Airport saw almost 2.7 million passengers in September, with growth of 7.8% compared to the same month a year ago. For the first time, it topped 22 million passengers in the first three quarters of the year.
The airport called the results a “strong late summer” following a record summer. Exactly 2,675,789 travellers passed through in September, nearly 200,000 more than the same month in 2015.
European traffic increased by 7.6% during the month, intercontinental traffic grew 11.3%, domestic by 6.3%.
The comparative figures for the year so far are 10% (European), 10.6% (intercontinental) and 6.9% (domestic), with the total number of passengers rising by 9.9%, meaning that growth for intercontinental traffic is increasing while the trend for European traffic is declining.
London was the most popular destination from Copenhagen with more than 200,000 passengers, while Berlin experienced the biggest growth with 17.9% more travellers.
“The long-haul routes out of Europe are crucial for Copenhagen Airport’s hub function,” commented Thomas Woldbye, Copenhagen Airport’s chief executive. “We’re therefore keenly focused on attracting long-haul routes. In September, SAS opened a new route to Miami, making it five new long-haul routes this year alone.”
TTG Nordic

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