International pax drives Copenhagen Airport traffic

By Doug Newhouse |

Copenhagen Airport says international traffic drove October’s passenger total to 2.1m, a 2.3% year-on-year improvement and a 3% year-to-date rise.


International traffic grew by 4.1%, transfer traffic was also up by 8.1%, with the absolute total number of passengers at Copenhagen reaching 2,101,931 in October.


The year-to-date increase in international traffic was 11.1% and the number of Nordic, Baltic and Polish passengers transferring to intercontinental routes grew by 12.6%.


“If we look to Europe, we outperformed each of the transport hubs Amsterdam, Paris, London, Brussels, Zürich and Munich. In other words, we’ve strengthened our position as a transport hub, which plays a big role for the accessibility to and from Denmark, and to the Danish economy,” said Thomas Woldbye, CEO of Copenhagen Airport.


Management added that the fall in domestic traffic levelled off as compared with the trend earlier in the year, as SAS, Norwegian and DAT filled the gap after the bankruptcy of Cimber Sterling.


The shortfall in October was almost 30,000 domestic passengers, equivalent to a 14.1% drop.

The year-to-date number of passengers was 19.9m, equivalent to an increase of 3.0%. The increase in passenger numbers led to an improvement of the general load factor on flights.


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