Copenhagen Airport among the world’s best for route development

For the fourth year in a row, airlines from around the world have ranked Copenhagen Airport among the world’s elite when it comes to developing new air routes.

At the world’s largest aviation conference, World Routes, airlines from around the world chose Copenhagen Airport as one of the world’s best airports for route development in the category of airports with 20 to 50 million passengers.

The judging panel was impressed by Copenhagen Airport’s significant growth; in the first six months of 2016, 13.7 million passengers passed through the airport, an increase of 11%.

The most connected airport in Scandinavia

In the period 2005-2015, Copenhagen Airport added around DKK 31 billion to Denmark’s gross domestic product and created the platform for thousands of new jobs.

“The Copenhagen Airport has the most intercontinental, European, Scandinavian and Baltic connections of all the Scandinavian airports. The airport’s efficiency, punctuality, well-connected flight routes and high security level is a huge advantage for businesses locating in Greater Copenhagen”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

New routes to Miami, Bucharest and Sofia

Between 2005 and 2015, Copenhagen Airport attracted 56 new routes including direct routes to destinations such as Toronto, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Dubai.

Recent openings include:

  • Miami
  • San Francisco/Oakland
  • Bucharest
  • Sofia
  • Groningen, Netherlands 
  • Lyon

The 22nd World Route Development Forum was held in Chengdu, where 3,000 representatives of 300 airlines, 700 airports and 130 tourism organisations came together to discuss and negotiate route development.

Source: Copenhagen Airport