Copenhagen Airport’s route network bigger than winter 2019
A total of 2.5 million passengers passed through Copenhagen Airport in October, 12% more than in the same month a year ago.
The increase was helped by the launch of 13 new services to Asia, Africa and the Middle East this winter, meaning that 228 direct routes across the globe are currently served from Copenhagen.
Friday October 13, which marked the start of the autumn school break, was the second-busiest day for travel in 2023 so far with 100,725 passengers passing through the airport. The record for the year to date is 101,225 passengers set on Friday, July 14.
“We had a very good month in October. On the busiest days of the period, we served around 100,000 passengers, which is much in line with passenger traffic during the summer,” enthused the gateway’s chief commercial officer, Peter Krogsgaard.
“Particularly the days bordering the school break were popular for getting away to warmer and sunnier climes in southern Europe or for a big city break somewhere in Europe.”
Màlaga and Barcelona in Spain are the most popular sunny, warm-weather destinations, while London is a clear number one among big city destinations with 165,000 travellers.
“It is fantastic that we have now more routes than we did in 2019 at this time of year,” added Krogsgaard.
“We are quite proud that many airlines seem to be concentrating on Copenhagen. For example, SAS recently reopened its route to Bangkok after it was discontinued ten years ago, so now there are even better opportunities to travel directly to the warm sunshine of Thailand during the winter months.”
The winter programmes offer several long-haul routes. SAS has resumed its flights to Miami while also opening a new direct route to Agadir in Morocco. Etihad Airways has started a service to Abu Dhabi and Nouvelair Tunisie has a direct route to Tunisia.
The winter programme will run until 30 March 2024.