Record-high number of passengers at Copenhagen Airport 2011

A surge in the number of international travellers lifted passenger numbers passing through Copenhagen Airport in 2011 to a record 22.7 million. Traffic in December also hit a record at almost 1.6 million passengers.

A total of 22,725,517 passengers travelled through Copenhagen Airport in 2011, which represents a 5.7 per cent year-on-year increase. From 2009 to 2011 the number of passengers has gone up by 15.3 per cent. The number of international passengers grew 6.7 per cent in 2011, passing the 20 million mark for the first time.

- Almost 90 per cent of our traffic is international, while many of our Nordic competitors have around 40-50 per cent domestic traffic, and the more than 20 million international passengers underline our position as one of the key traffic hubs of northern Europe. The improvement was achieved through growth in both European and intercontinental traffic," says Carsten Nørland, VP, Sales and Marketing for Copenhagen Airport, and he continued:

- Competition among European airports is intense, but we are working to generate continuing growth. The decision by Finnish-based Blue1 to use Copenhagen Airport as a hub beginning in March of this year and the coming SAS and Air China routes to Shanghai and Beijing respectively are all particularly promising.