CPH to keep runway cross-section

Airport bows to pressure from multiple airlines
Under huge pressure, Copenhagen Airport has decided to keep its cross runway for another 10 to 12 years.
It was reported last year that in its efforts to boost capacity the airport was considering scrapping a runway cross-section where planes take off and land under certain wind conditions.
SAS, among others, warned of “serious consequences for passengers”, as the airport could be closed about 25 times per year whenever there were particularly strong winds.
While presenting its report for 2016, with a turnover of DKK 4.4 billion (€595 million), up 9%, and profit before tax of DKK 1.64 billion, the airport revealed that the much debated cross runway could remain until CPH reached around 40 million passengers – or another 10 to 12 years.
However, the cross-section will be shortened from the current 2,400 metres to 1,600, meaning it will primarily be used by smaller aircraft like ATR72s and CRJ900s, used by airlines such as Danish Air Transport, charter carrier Air Alsie and the wet lease companies flying for SAS.
TTG Nordic


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