A total of 2,476,553 passengers traveled through Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport in October 2015, making it the busiest October in the airport’s 90-year history.
The growth was attributed to a surge in intercontinental and European traffic, with each growing 7.1% respectively when compared with the same month in 2014. Copenhagen Airport has recently expanded Pier C to cope with such surges in international travelers.
Thomas Woldbye, CEO for Copenhagen Airport, said, “The strong 7.1% growth in international traffic underlines the importance of our plan to expand the airport and grow from 25 to 40 million passengers annually over the next couple of decades. Most recently, we expanded one of our main runways and the pier used for intercontinental traffic, Pier C, adding an additional 67,800ft² of space to accommodate the growth and the biggest passenger airliners.
“The number of long-haul routes out of Copenhagen has doubled in the past decade and will reach 34 routes next year. More routes and more frequencies is good news for Denmark. It means that we can attract more tourists and business travelers to our country; companies all over Denmark will be better able to do business globally, and Danish leisure travelers will have even more destinations to choose from.”