Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup

Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorKøbenhavns Lufthavne
ServesCopenhagen metropolitan area (Denmark)
Metropolitan Malmö (Sweden)
LocationKastrup, Tårnby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Opened20 April 1925 (97 years ago) (1925-04-20)
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL5 m / 17 ft
Coordinates55°37′05″N 012°39′22″E / 55.61806°N 12.65611°E / 55.61806; 12.65611Coordinates: 55°37′05″N 012°39′22″E / 55.61806°N 12.65611°E / 55.61806; 12.65611
Websitecph.dk
Map
CPH is located in Denmark
CPH
CPH
Location within Denmark
CPH is located in Capital Region
CPH
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CPH (Capital Region)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04L/22R 3,600 11,810 Asphalt
04R/22L 3,300 10,827 Asphalt
12/30 2,800 9,186 Asphalt/concrete
Statistics (2019)
PassengersDecrease30,256,703[1]
DomesticDecrease1,487,932[1]
InternationalIncrease28,768,771[1]
Aircraft movementsIncrease263,411[1]
Source: AIP[2]

Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (Danish: Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup, pronounced [kʰøpm̩ˈhɑwns ˈlɔftˌhɑwˀn ˈkʰæˌstʁɔp]; IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, the rest of Zealand, the Øresund Region, and a large part of southern Sweden including Scania. It is the second largest airport in the Nordic countries. Before the Covid-19 pandemic it was the largest airport in the Nordic countries with close to 30.3 million passengers in 2019. It is one of the oldest international airports in Europe. It is the fourth-busiest airport in Northern Europe, and the busiest for international travel in Scandinavia.[3]

The airport is located on the island of Amager, 8 kilometres (5 miles) south of Copenhagen city centre, and 24 km (15 mi) west of Malmö city centre, which is connected to Copenhagen via the Øresund Bridge. The airport covers an area of 11.8 km2 (4.6 sq mi).[4] Most of the airport is situated in the municipality of Tårnby, with a small portion in the city of Dragør.

The airport is the main hub out of three used by Scandinavian Airlines and is also an operating base for Sunclass Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Copenhagen Airport handles around 60 scheduled airlines, and has a maximum operation capability of 83 operations/hour, and a total of 108 jet bridges and remote parking stands. Unlike other Scandinavian airports, most of the airport's passengers are international. In 2015, 6.1% of passengers travelled to and from other Danish airports, 83.5% to/from other European airports, and 10.4% were intercontinental passengers.[5] The airport is owned by Københavns Lufthavne, which also operates Roskilde Airport. The airport employs 1,700 people (not including employees in shops, restaurants, etc.).[6]

Copenhagen Airport was originally called Kastrup Airport, since it is located in the small town of Kastrup, now a part of the Tårnby municipality. The formal name of the airport is still Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, to distinguish it from Roskilde Airport, whose formal name is Copenhagen Airport, Roskilde.

History

Kastrup Airport in the 1960s
Kastrup Airport in the 1960s
Check-in desks at Terminal 2
Check-in desks at Terminal 2
Exterior of Terminal 3
Exterior of Terminal 3
Map showing the terminals and runways
Map showing the terminals and runways

The airport was inaugurated 20 April 1925 and was one of the first civil airports in the world. It consisted of a large, impressive terminal built of wood, a couple of hangars, a balloon mast, a hydroplane landing stage and a few grassy meadows that could be used as runways. The grass on the runways was kept short by sheep, which were shepherded away before take-offs and landings. From 1932 to 1939, takeoffs and landings increased from 6,000 to 50,000 and passenger number increased to 72,000. Between 1936 and 1939, a new terminal was built, considered one of the finest examples of Nordic functionalism. The terminal was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen, who was considered a pioneer among architects, in terms not only of architecture and construction, but also of service and passenger comfort.[7]

In the years of World War II, the Copenhagen airport was closed for civil operations except for periodic flights to destinations in Sweden, Germany, and Austria. In the summer of 1941 the first hard-surface runway opened. It was 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) long and 65 m (213 ft) wide. When World War II ended in May 1945, Copenhagen had the most modern international airport in Europe, because the airport remained untouched by actual acts of war.

On 1 August 1947, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) was founded, an important event for the Copenhagen Airport, as Copenhagen was to be the main hub for the airline. Traffic increased rapidly in the first years SAS operated. On 26 January 1947, a KLM Douglas DC-3 "Dakota" crashed at the airport after stopping en route to Stockholm. 22 people on board died, including the Swedish prince Gustav Adolf and the American opera singer Grace Moore. In 1948 Copenhagen airport was third largest airport in Europe with 150 daily takeoffs and almost 300,000 passengers for the year. The airport continued its rapid growth. The terminal was expanded several times and new hangars were erected.

In 1954, Scandinavian Airlines begins the world's first trans-polar route, flying initially to Los Angeles. The route proved to be a publicity coup, and for some years Copenhagen became a popular transit point for Hollywood stars and producers flying to Europe – also the airport handled 11,000 tonnes of freight per year. In 1956, the airport handled 1 million passengers per year and won the award[clarification needed] for the world's best airport. The runways were lengthened and fitted with technically advanced equipment.

By 10 May 1960, when the new airport terminal (now Terminal 2) was inaugurated, the daily number of jet operations had increased to 28, and still traffic kept on growing. The large new airport terminal soon became too small, and in 1969 yet another huge expansion programme was launched. Domestic traffic was relocated to a new domestic terminal (the eastern part of Terminal 1). The (current) international terminal was supplemented with a new pier (C) and a separate arrivals hall (the building between Terminals 2 and 3). A new control tower and 3,600 metres (11,800 ft) of additional runways allowed take-offs and landings to take place at the same time. When the comprehensive expansion was completed in 1972, the number of take-offs and landings exceeded 180,000 and there were more than eight million passengers.[8]

Throughout the 1970s, airport traffic continued to grow, but the airport was not expanded further. A new large airport located at the island of Saltholm (with a connecting bridge to Denmark and Sweden) was on the drawing board. It would be a huge investment, and the proposal was evaluated thoroughly by many experts. In 1980, however, the Danish parliament instead decided to expand the capacity of Copenhagen airport to 20–22 million passengers by the year 2000. This solution was far cheaper than building a new airport and because the new types of aircraft were less noisy, an airport on Saltholm did not offer a decisive environmental gain. In 1973 the airport handled 8 million passengers per year. The third (long) runway opened and the dual runway system (04L/22R-04R/22L) opened, strongly expanding the starts and landings capacity.

The expansion of the airport began in 1982, after the necessary period of planning. The intention was not to build Europe's largest airport, but to build transit passengers' favourite airport. A stay at the airport was supposed to be an integral part of the travel experience. Efficiency and precision were obvious demands, but focus was also on generating an oasis where international travellers could relax: beautiful architecture, Scandinavian design, and pleasant, light, and comfortable surroundings with plenty of shops, restaurants, and other facilities providing enjoyment and pleasure. The new cargo terminal was built in the eastern area of the airport.

From 1984, SAS operated a marine link from the airport to Malmö, across the Øresund to a dedicated terminal in Malmö where luggage could be checked in. From 1984 to 1994, the service was operated by hovercraft, whereas from 1994 to 2000 catamarans were used. The marine link closed in 2000 due to the opening of the Øresund Bridge.[9][10]

A number of important construction projects were completed in 1998: a pier connecting the domestic and international terminals; a new arrivals hall; new modern baggage handling facilities; an underground railway station with two large underground parking facilities with 2400 spaces opens; and above it all the spacious and impressive delta-shaped terminal (Terminal 3) with 17 million passengers capacity. The first stage of the new Pier D was completed in the spring of 1999.[11]

On 1 July 2000 the Øresund Bridge opened which connects Denmark and Sweden by motorway and train. In 2001 the five-star Hilton hotel opened with 382 rooms. In 2006 for the first time in its history Copenhagen airport exceeded 20 million passengers and reached 20,900,000 passengers. In October 2007 the metro station opened, connecting the airport to the Copenhagen Metro. A new control tower opened in 2008 by Naviair as part of a major renovation of the ATC system. Airport officials announced plans to build a new low-cost terminal at the facility. On 31 October 2010 the new low cost terminal CPH Go opened by easyJet.[12] In 2013 the airport handled a new record of 24,067,030 passengers. In 2014 CPH announced plans to increase capacity to 40 million passengers per year.[13] It reached 30 million in 2018.

From late 2015, the airport became the first in Scandinavia to have a regularly scheduled A380 service after Emirates started operating the plane for its Copenhagen route.[14][15]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the number of passengers fell dramatically during 2020. There were 7.525 million passengers this year, a majority of these in January and February when restrictions were yet not issued.[16] The Group Annual Report 2020 showed 600 million DKK in deficit.[17]

Facilities

Terminals

Copenhagen Airport has two terminals for check-in, Terminals 2 and 3, which handle all flights and share a common airside passenger concourse as well as the arrivals section which houses customs and baggage claim and is physically located in Terminal 3. The airside is reached through a common security check located between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

The common airside passenger concourse is divided into piers, called A, B, C, D and F.[18] Pier A and B are for flights inside Schengen only. Pier C is mostly for flights outside Schengen. Pier D is mostly for flights inside Schengen. The newest section, CPH Go, now called Pier F, dedicated to low-cost carriers opened in October 2010. So far, EasyJet, Transavia and Ryanair are the only airlines operating from this facility. An all new Terminal 4 has been discussed, but replaced by plans to expand the current facilities in appropriate increments.[19] Copenhagen Airport says passengers have easy transfer possibilities.[20]

Previously all domestic flights departed from Terminal 1, but from 29 March 2015 all departures have been collected in Terminals 2 and 3,[21][22] and Pier C was expanded with another jetbridge at DKK 10M to facilitate the Emirates Airbus A380 to Dubai from December 2015,[23][24] which was the first 2-class A380 carrying 615 passengers.[15][25]

Pier E began construction in 2016 and was finished in May 2019 and opened on June 4, 2019.[26][27]

Runways

Despite the short distance to the city centre, approaches to, and departures from, the airport are above water due to the heading of the dual parallel runway system (04R/22L & 04L/22R). Those runways point to the Øresund strait, close in both directions. The supplementary runway (30/12) oriented perpendicular to the main runways also has its approach or departure over Øresund in one direction. In the opposite direction, the 30/12 runway has noise restrictions as flight happens close over residential areas.[28] Other advantages are the low altitude of the airport and absence of hills and high buildings below the approach directions. In case of fog, the runway 22L is equipped with an ILS category III C system, which allows modern aircraft to land in zero sight. Runway 04R/22L was widened by 4 meters in each side at DKK 30M to accommodate the Airbus A380, as part of a general concrete renewal program of DKK 300M.[15][23][24]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Copenhagen Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Air Canada Toronto–Pearson[29]
Air China Beijing–Capital[30]
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Greenland Kangerlussuaq
Air Serbia Belgrade
airBaltic Riga, Tallinn, Tampere[31]
Alsie Express Sønderborg[32]
AnadoluJet Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Atlantic Airways Vágar
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Seasonal Charter: Innsbruck
Blue Air Bucharest, Iași (begins 26 March 2023)[33]
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Corendon Airlines[citation needed] Seasonal: Antalya, Bodrum (begins 24 June 2022), Chania (begins 24 June 2022), Dalaman (begins 25 June 2022), Gazipaşa (begins 26 June 2022), Gran Canaira (begins 26 June 2022), Heraklion (begins 24 June 2022), Ibiza (begins 30 June 2022), İzmir (begins 26 June 2022), Konya (begins 24 June 2022), Kos (begins 24 June 2022), Palma de Mallorca (begins 25 June 2022), Rhodes (begins 24 June 2022), Tenerife–South (begins 30 June 2022)
Seasonal charter: Hurghada,[34] Sharm El Sheikh[34]
Croatia Airlines Zagreb
Czech Airlines Prague
DAT Aalborg, Bornholm, Midtjylland
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York–JFK (resumes 27 May 2022)[35]
easyJet Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin, Bristol, Edinburgh, Geneva, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Málaga, Palma de Mallorca
EgyptAir Cairo
Emirates Dubai–International
Eurowings Düsseldorf, Prague, Salzburg
Finnair Helsinki
Flyr Oslo
Iberia Express Madrid
Icelandair Reykjavík–Keflavík
KLM Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Niceair Akureyri (begins 2 June 2022)[36]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Aalborg, Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gdańsk, Gran Canaria, Helsinki, Kraków, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, Málaga, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, Riga, Rome–Fiumicino, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tel Aviv, Trondheim, Venice
Seasonal: Athens, Bastia, Bornholm (begins 15 June 2022),[37] Burgas, Catania, Chania, Dubrovnik, Faro, Heraklion (begins 25 June 2022),[38] Kos (begins 26 June 2022),[39] Malta, Montpellier, Olbia, Rhodes (begins 24 June 2022),[39] Santorini,[40] Sarajevo, Split, Tirana (begins 29 June 2022),[41] Varna, Zagreb (resumes 25 June 2022)[42]
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökcen
PLAY Reykjavík–Keflavík
Qatar Airways Doha
Ryanair Alicante, Bergamo, Bologna, Bratislava, Budapest, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gdańsk, Kaunas, Kraków, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Porto, Prague, Rome–Fiumicino, Turin
Seasonal: Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Thessaloniki, Venice
Royal Jordanian Amman
Scandinavian Airlines[43] Aalborg, Aarhus, Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Beijing–Capital (suspended), Bergen, Berlin, Birmingham, Bologna, Boston, Brussels, Chicago–O'Hare, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Faro, Frankfurt, Gazipaşa, Gdańsk, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Helsinki, Krakow, Kristiansand, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Málaga, Manchester, Miami, Milan–Malpensa, Munich, Newark, Nice, Oslo, Palanga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Poznań, Reykjavík–Keflavík, Rome–Fiumicino, San Francisco, Shanghai–Pudong, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Tokyo–Haneda (Suspended), Toronto–Pearson (begins 2 June 2022),[44] Trondheim, Vágar, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin, Washington–Dulles, Wrocław, Zurich
Seasonal: Ålesund, Bari, Beirut, Biarritz, Bornholm (begins 15 June 2022), Catania, Chania, Corfu (begins 24 June 2022), Dubrovnik, Florence, Gran Canaria, Heraklion (begins 24 June 2022), Lisbon, Montpellier, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pisa, Pula, Rhodes, Santorini (begins 24 June 2022), Sälen-Trysil, Split, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Turin, Venice
Seasonal charter: Ioannina (resumes 3 June 2022)
Singapore Airlines Rome–Fiumicino (ends 31 May 2022),[45] Singapore
SkyAlps Seasonal: Bolzano
Sunclass Airlines[46] Charter: Gran Canaria, Tenerife–South
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Banjul, Chania, Funchal, Gazipaşa, Heraklion, Kos, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Sal, Skiathos, Varna
SunExpress Seasonal: Ankara (begins 2 June 2022),[47] Dalaman,[48] Izmir, Konya
Swiss International Air Lines Zurich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon[49]
Thai Airways International Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
Transavia Eindhoven
TUI Airways Seasonal charter: Cancún,[50] Krabi,[50] Phuket,[50]
TUI fly Nordic[50] Seasonal charter: Boa Vista,[50] Sal[50]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Kyiv–Boryspil
Vueling Barcelona, Gran Canaria,[51] Paris–Orly,[52] Tenerife–North[53]
Seasonal: Alicante,[54] Amsterdam, Bilbao (begins 17 June 2022),[55] Florence, Málaga,[54] Palma de Mallorca[54]
Widerøe Kristiansand, Sandefjord
Wizz Air Bucharest,[56] Larnaca,[57] Sarajevo,[58] Skopje, Sofia, Warsaw–Chopin (begins 1 June 2022)[59]

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
Emirates SkyCargo[60] Atlanta, Chicago–O'Hare, Columbus–Rickenbacker, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Mexico City
FedEx Express[61] Paris–Charles de Gaulle
LATAM Cargo Brasil[62] Campinas
West Atlantic[63] Kristiansand

Statistics

Passenger numbers

Annual passenger traffic at CPH airport. See source Wikidata query.
Passenger numbers at Copenhagen Airport[64]
Year Passengers
handled[nb 1]
Passenger
% Change
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% Change
2001 18,082,158 Steady 288,738 Steady
2002 18,253,446 Increase0.9 266,896 Decrease 7.6
2003 17,707,742 Decrease3.0 259,002 Decrease 3.0
2004 19,034,557 Increase7.5 272,512 Increase 5.2
2005 19,980,301 Increase5.0 268,652 Decrease 1.4
2006 20,877,533 Increase4.5 258,354 Decrease 3.8
2007 21,409,886 Increase2.5 257,587 Decrease 0.3
2008 21,529,857 Increase0.6 264,086 Increase 2.5
2009 19,715,317 Decrease8.4 236,170 Decrease 10.6
2010 21,501,473 Increase9.1 245,635 Increase 4.0
2011 22,725,284 Increase5.7 253,759 Increase 3.3
2012 23,334,939 Increase2.7 242,990 Decrease 4.2
2013 24,066,917 Increase3.1 244,933 Increase 0.8
2014 25,627,093 Increase6.5 251,799 Increase 2.8
2015 26,608,869 Increase3.8 254,832 Increase 1.2
2016 29,043,287 Increase9.2 265,784 Increase 4.2
2017 29,177,833 Increase0.5 259,243 Decrease 2.5
2018[65] 30,298,531 Increase3.8 266,096 Increase 2.6
2019[1] 30,256,703 Decrease0.1 263,411 Decrease 1

Busiest routes

Busiest European routes by passenger traffic (2019)[66]
Destination
Airport(s)
Passengers
London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, Luton Airport 2,214,177
Oslo Gardermoen Airport 1,479,320
Stockholm Arlanda Airport 1,390,123
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport 1,109,796
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly Airport 886,836
Helsinki Helsinki Airport 852,741
Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport 663,662
Berlin Tegel Airport, Schönefeld Airport 628,470
Reykjavík Keflavík International Airport 531,975
Málaga Málaga Airport 523,432
Top 15 busiest intercontinental routes from CPH (2019)[67]
Rank Airport All passengers Change
18/19
Operating airlines
1 Qatar Doha
400,021
Increase 26.7%
Qatar Airways
2 United States New York–JFK, New York–Newark
360,078
Decrease 6.8%
Norwegian, Scandinavian Airlines
3 United Arab Emirates Dubai–International
330,579
Decrease 6.3%
Emirates, Norwegian
4 Thailand Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
261,593
Decrease 2.8%
Norwegian, Thai Airways
5 China Beijing–Capital
189,228
Increase 10.8%
Air China, Scandinavian Airlines
6 Canada Toronto–Pearson
169,585
Increase 3.9%
Air Canada
7 United States San Francisco
147,640
Decrease 2.5%
Scandinavian Airlines
8 Japan Tokyo–Narita
140,842
Decrease 4.2%
Scandinavian Airlines
9 United States Chicago–O'Hare
141,641
Increase 2.1%
Scandinavian Airlines
10 United States Washington–Dulles
137,490
Increase 1.0%
Scandinavian Airlines
11 China Shanghai–Pudong
128,995
Decrease 8.8%
Scandinavian Airlines
12 Singapore Singapore
124,535
Increase 3.6%
Singapore Airlines
13 Hong Kong Hong Kong
103,756
Increase 95.2%
Scandinavian Airlines
14 India Delhi
82,214
Increase 8.3%
Air India
15 United States Boston
75,256
New
Scandinavian Airlines
Busiest intercontinental countries by passengers from CPH (2019)[67]
Rank Country Passengers
handled
Change
18/19
Airlines
1 United States United States
1,053,204
Decrease 1%
Norwegian, Scandinavian Airlines
2 Turkey Turkey
829,025
Increase 3%
Turkish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, SunExpress, TUI fly Nordic, Sunclass Airlines, Jet Time, Danish Air Transport
3 China China
444,470
Increase 20%
Scandinavian Airlines, Air China, Sichuan Airlines
4 Qatar Qatar
400,021
Increase 26%
Qatar Airways
5 United Arab Emirates UAE
332,147
Decrease 1%
Emirates, Norwegian
6 Thailand Thailand
331,398
Decrease 1%
Thai Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, Norwegian
7 Canada Canada
182,404
Increase 11%
Air Canada
8 Egypt Egypt
141,907[68]
Decrease 1%
Scandinavian Airlines, EgyptAir, Norwegian, Air Cairo, Danish Air Transport, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
9 Japan Japan
140,856
Decrease 1%
Scandinavian Airlines
10 Singapore Singapore
124,540
Increase 3%
Singapore Airlines
11 India India
94,015
Increase 23%
Air India
12 Morocco Morocco
76,326[68]
Decrease 25%
Norwegian, Air Arabia Maroc, Royal Air Maroc
13 Lebanon Lebanon
53,399[68]
Increase 35%
Middle East Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines
14 Israel Israel
50,455[68]
Decrease 1%
Norwegian
15 Jordan Jordan
47,703[68]
Increase 32%
Royal Jordanian, Norwegian Air Shuttle
16 Iraq Iraq
31,219[68]
Decrease 12%
Iraqi Airways
17 Pakistan Pakistan
24,740[68]
Decrease 1%
Pakistan International Airlines
18 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
12,308[68]
Decrease 13%
TUI Airways
19 Tunisia Tunisia
10,478[68]
Increase 280%
Nouvelair
20 The Gambia The Gambia
9,176[68]
Increase 403%
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
21 Mexico Mexico
5,327[68]
Decrease 10%
TUI Airways
22 Vietnam Vietnam
2,975[68]
Decrease 26%
TUI Airways
23 Mauritius Mauritius
2,562[68]
Decrease 57%
TUI Airways
Busiest domestic routes by passenger traffic (2019)[66]
Destination
Airport(s)
Passengers
Aalborg Aalborg Airport 782,275
Vágar Vágar Airport 302,037
Bornholm Bornholm Airport 219,199
Aarhus Aarhus Airport 180,509
Karup Midtjyllands Airport 110,981
Billund Billund Airport 109,317

Other facilities

The SAS traffic office resides at Copenhagen Airport South and in Dragør, Dragør Municipality together with a VIP-terminal. The VIP-terminal is actually the first terminal building, from the 1920s. It was moved about 2 km during the 1990s.

In 2015, Boeing opened a maintenance, repair, and operations facility at CPH, as proximity to daily operations is more important than high wages when checks have to be made every 1,000 flight hours.[69]

Ground transport

Within the airport area, special airport buses depart every 15 minutes. The bus line connects all terminals and parking lot areas and uses in all 11 bus stops. The transport is free of charge for all. During a few night hours, the buses depart every 20 minutes instead.[70]

Train

Train towards Copenhagen Central Station at the Copenhagen Airport train station
Train towards Copenhagen Central Station at the Copenhagen Airport train station

The airport's station is located underneath Terminal 3 on the Øresund Railway Line.

Metro

Line M2 of the Copenhagen Metro links the airport with the city centre in around 15 minutes. The Metro station is two floors above the underground rail station and continues on elevated tracks until it goes underground after 5 stations. The metro trains run very frequently, in rush hours every four minutes, outside rush hours and on weekends every six minutes, and every 15/20 minutes at night.

Road

Incidents and accidents

A Douglas Dakota, similar to the KLM aircraft that crashed in 1947
A Douglas Dakota, similar to the KLM aircraft that crashed in 1947

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Number of passengers including domestic, international and transit

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