Danes go long haul over Easter

April was yet another record month for Copenhagen Airport, with 2.4 million passengers passing through the terminals, 5.6% more than in the same month last year. Over Easter, many Danes opted to go long haul, increasing intercontinental traffic by 17.1%.

Written 10.05 2017

April was yet another record month for Copenhagen Airport, with 2.4 million passengers passing through the terminals, 5.6% more than in the same month last year. Over Easter, many Danes opted to go long haul, increasing intercontinental traffic by 17.1%.

This April was the busiest in Copenhagen Airport’s history, with a total of 2,419,452 passengers passing through the airport. Overall, this was 5.6% more than in the same month last year.

The record number of passengers was due in particular to the Easter holiday, with an extraordinarily high number of Danes opting to go long haul.

“The growth of 17.1% in long-haul intercontinental trips indicates, among other things, that more Danes are choosing to travel long haul even during slightly shorter holidays like Easter. Much of the growth is being generated by newer routes such as SAS’s routes to Miami and Boston and Norwegian’s seasonal route to Oakland near San Francisco,” says Copenhagen Airport’s CEO, Thomas Woldbye.

In total, 263,696 passengers flew out of and into Copenhagen in April on one of the 36 direct intercontinental routes.

“The long-haul routes are strengthening Copenhagen Airport’s position as a hub for air traffic in Northern Europe. This year to date, intercontinental traffic has grown overall by 7.1%,” says Thomas Woldbye.

While Easter is a season for holidays, it is also a low season for domestic commuters and business travellers. The number of domestic travellers in April fell accordingly by 13.6%. So far this year, 525,973 passengers have flown domestically.

The number of passengers at Copenhagen Airport has grown by 3.2% year to date.

 

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