With a total investment of around DKK 20 billion, the expansion of Copenhagen Airport to handle 40 million passengers a year will be one of the largest privately financed construction projects in Danish history.
“Denmark needs good links with the rest of the world. That requires a strong airport that is well connected, with routes around the globe. Copenhagen Airport is currently Northern Europe’s preferred hub. We want to maintain that position, which means we want to expand and develop the airport. We’re ready to invest in a massive expansion of the airport to create capacity for a lot more aircraft and a lot more passengers,” says Thomas Woldbye, CEO, Copenhagen Airport.
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17 new long-haul routes and 9,000 additional jobs
The expansion will give the airport capacity for 17 new long-haul routes serving the whole world, in addition to the existing 36. This will be achieved by developing the western part of the airport, enlarging the area for stands to 1,900,000 m2, twice the size of the present area. This will make it possible to increase the number of aircraft stands from 78 to 124. Currently, more than 16,500 people work permanently at Copenhagen Airport, which already makes the airport Denmark’s biggest workplace. By the time the airport has been expanded to handle 40 million passengers a year, the number of permanent jobs at the airport is expected to have increased by 9,000.
“The further expansion and strengthening of Copenhagen Airport is an important prerequisite for maintaining Denmark’s position as the major logistic hub in Scandinavia and the Baltics. A strong and modern international airport supports the infrastructure development and secures a high level of accessibility to business travellers. Global direct routes and accessibility highlights the importance to do business in an easy and efficient way for foreign investors and companies looking to establish or expand their activities in Denmark,” says Special Advisor in Invest in Denmark, Jesper Evensen.
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