In October this year, 2,668,985 travellers passed through Copenhagen Airport, representing an increase of 7.8% on the corresponding month of last year. This is an all-time record for the month of October.
Especially the routes to non-European destinations saw significant growth. There were 12.3% more travellers on the intercontinental routes in October this year than in October last year.
"The strong increase in the number of travellers on the intercontinental routes contributes to cementing the position of CPH as a strong Northern European hub. This year, five new intercontinental routes have opened, all of which help to improve the international accessibility of Denmark and to create a basis for growth and jobs in Denmark," says Copenhagen Airport's CEO, Thomas Woldbye.
Thomas Woldbye points out that according to an analysis by DAMVAD Analytics, growth in the number of travellers and routes from CPH in the first nine months of this year has increased Denmark's GDP by almost DKK 3 billion. Much of this growth is generated in the tourist industry, which benefits from an increasing number of visitors to Denmark.
"For many years, the Danes have liked travelling to countries such as Spain, Italy and the UK, but in recent years more and more tourists from precisely these countries have also discovered Denmark. One of the primary reasons is that the number of direct routes to new destinations has increased over the last few years, and in addition there are many departures to choose from. This means that Denmark has become more accessible for tourists," says Thomas Woldbye.
With more than 220,000 travellers, London was the no. 1 destination in October, while Malaga was the top-10 destination that saw the highest growth, boosting the number of travellers by 46.1%. So far this year, the total number of passengers has increased by 9.6%. Domestic traffic has increased by 6.6%, European traffic by 9.7% and intercontinental traffic by 10.8%.