Copenhagen Airport cemented its position as a hub for Northern Europe in 2015, with passenger numbers climbing to 26.6 million to set a new record for the fifth year in a row. Mainly international passengers and particular growth on long-haul routes helped strengthening Copenhagen Airport’s competitive position among the major European airports.
CEO Thomas Woldbye is pleased with the results:
“Another record seemed unlikely in the first half of the year, but a strong second half saw us surge past 26 million passengers for the very first time. Passengers in the second half were also more satisfied with our service offering than ever before, leading to increased revenue from the airport’s shopping centre. We anticipate further growth in 2016 as we continue our expansion towards 40 million passengers a year,” says Thomas Woldbye.
The rise in passenger numbers meant that aeronautical revenue increased by 5.1% and non-aeronautical revenue by 4.9%. Total revenue climbed DKK 194.4 million to DKK 4,061.9 million, an increase of 5.0%.
Heavy investment paves way for further growth
CPH is gradually expanding and improving Copenhagen Airport to handle growth in routes and passengers. In 2015, CPH invested DKK 1,148.4 million in developing the airport and similarly high levels of investment are expected in 2016.
CPH’s strategy is not only about strengthening the airport’s position as the leading hub of Northern Europe but also about creating a unique passenger experience.
Director for Invest in Denmark, Dorte Bech Vizard, welcomes Copenhagen Airport’s successful growth strategy:
“Copenhagen Airport is a true hub in Northern Europe and a big asset for foreign companies with Danish operations. Denmark already has excellent infrastructure and with Copenhagen Airport’s expansion of routes it gets even more attractive to do business in Denmark.”
CPH won a number of awards in 2015, including the world’s best route development (World Routes 2015), the world’s most punctual medium-sized airport (OAG League 2015), Europe’s most efficient airport (Air Transport Research Society), Europe’s best baggage delivery (Skytrax) and Northern Europe’s best airport (Skytrax).