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Copenhagen Airport Serves 2.2 Million Passengers In March, Expects Strong Summer

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Copenhagen Airport has experienced a significant surge in passenger traffic, reaching an impressive milestone of over 2.2 million travelers in March.

This marks a 12 percent increase from the previous year, signaling a robust growth trend expected to extend throughout the summer. Airlines have already started their summer schedules, featuring nearly 300 routes from Copenhagen to various global destinations.

Copenhagen Airport Passenger Traffic March 2024

As the spring season unfolds, Copenhagen Airport is celebrating its most bustling March in four years, with a passenger count of 2,225,533. This bustling activity is a positive indicator of the airport’s performance as the travel industry continues to rebound.

“Travel and adventure abroad are a high priority for many. We are off to a good start to the spring season. The number of passengers from Denmark and southern Sweden traveling abroad continues to rise – and many tourists are choosing to visit Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark, as well,” says Peter Krogsgaard, Chief Commercial Officer of Copenhagen Airports A/S. 

Spain is the favorite spring destination

Spain is recognized as a highly sought-after travel destination. In March alone, over 210,000 passengers journeyed to and from the country, with Malaga, Barcelona, and Gran Canaria being the most frequented spots. Many travelers opt for the pleasant weather of Southern Europe for holidays like Easter. Despite this, London holds the top spot for travelers flying from Copenhagen Airport, drawing in 148,000 passengers.

For those embarking on longer journeys from Copenhagen Airport, Doha in Qatar claims the title of favorite stop. It’s the chosen transit point for 15 percent of all passengers on extended flights, offering connections to destinations across Asia, Africa, or Australia. Bangkok and New York follow closely behind, securing their positions as the second and third preferred long-distance locations.

More new routes and destinations

At the end of March, airlines rolled out their summer schedules. This season, Copenhagen Airport is excited to introduce 28 new routes, offering passengers a choice among 278 routes to 160 distinct destinations.

“The airlines’ summer programs offer a number of exciting news, and we are proud that more airlines are choosing to operate routes to and from Copenhagen. New routes and new destinations strengthen our position as an attractive airport of choice for passengers from both Denmark and southern Sweden,” says Peter Krogsgaard. 

Starting in June, American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, will begin daily flights between Copenhagen Airport and Philadelphia. In the same month, SAS will also enhance its US service with daily flights linking Copenhagen and Atlanta, Georgia. Furthermore, SAS will launch nine new routes, adding places like Ibiza, Sarajevo, and Dalaman on Turkey’s coast.

Meanwhile, Norwegian is adding ten new routes, including cities like Valencia and Toulouse to Copenhagen Airport’s list of destinations. Additionally, Ryanair plans to introduce five new routes to its summer schedule.

“There is an abundance of travel opportunities this spring and summer, which is really positive, as it shows that there is a great demand for travel to exciting destinations. We look forward to welcoming the many passengers and making sure that they get a good start to their trip,” says Peter Krogsgaard. 

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