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Copenhagen Airport Reports Continuing Record Growth

    Copenhagen Airport (CPH) has released its annual report for 2015, showing record passenger numbers and solid earnings for the year.

    The airport set a new passenger record for the fifth successive year in 2015, with more than 26.6 million passengers.

    CPH reports that international passenger growth was a primary driver for growth, with the introduction of new long-haul routes, strengthening its position as an international hub in Northern Europe and intensifying its competition with the major European airports.

    Ryanair says Hej Hej and Bye to Copenhagen

    UPDATED: To reflect Ryanair’s formal announcement on the matter.

    In a special press conference called this morning by Ryanair in the capital, the airline’s straight talking CEO, Michael O’Leary, announced the closure of its CPH base and its transfer to Kaunas in Lithuania, which gets the routes to CPH starting the 15 of July.

    This result is not entirely unexpected after the problematic ruling this Wednesday in the Danish Labor court which exposed Ryanair to labor action from its competitors possibly blocking its operations.

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    Ryanair Will Appeal “Bizarre” Ruling in Danish Court

    Ryanair suffered a setback in its battle with Danish labor unions fighting to impose rights for Ryanair employees to organise for collective bargaining under Danish law on the Dublin-based airline.

    Ryanair had argued that, because it is not a Danish carrier, its labor policies did not fall under Danish jurisdiction.

    The airline issued a statement saying it had “instructed its lawyers to appeal the bizarre Danish Labor Court [ruling]”, and expressed concern that the courts decision might allow unions of its competitor (SAS) to blockade its one aircraft flying out of Copenhagen.

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