“Despite the loss of close to a million passengers, we still performed very well, ending the year at largely the same passenger total as in the record-breaking year of 2018. This reflects underlying growth for the airlines serving the airport,” says Thomas Woldbye, CEO.
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.
Copenhagen Airport has reported a busy January, principally attributing it to growth on long-haul routes. While, the airport states, January is usually a slower month of… Read More »Copenhagen Airport Reports Strong Growth on Long-Haul Routes
Copenhagen Airport has announced record-breaking summer traffic; serving 2.6 million passengers in August–the highest ever figures for the month–and a total of over 7,8 million passengers over the three months of summer.
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.
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.
Copenhagen Airport will widen a 3.3 kilometer (2 mile) long runway by summer 2015, as part of its bid to expand international service, to accommodate the A380. This project will be part of planned improvements to the airport’s runways and terminals.