Passenger numbers at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark grew by 10.8% in May 2016 when compared with the same month in 2015, after more than 2.5 million travelers passed through its terminals.
This was attributed to a spike in European and international tourism with 27.2% more people visiting the country in the first quarter of 2016. For May alone, European traffic grew by 207,052 passengers compared with the same month in 2015, with intercontinental traffic also rising by 12.2%.
Thomas Woldbye, CEO, Copenhagen Airport, said, “When more tourists visit Denmark, it helps generate growth and create jobs in tourism throughout the country. An important explanation of the high growth is accessibility. Denmark is very well connected to Europe and the rest of the world. In the past year, accessibility has increased substantially, especially because new routes have been opened to Copenhagen Airport and, not least, due to the many more flights out of Copenhagen. More flights out of Copenhagen and several airlines operating on the same route make it easier for tourists to find a flight that fits their plans.”