Kristian Durhuus, COO, to leave CPH

Copenhagen Airports (CPH) launched a new strategy in the autumn of 2019 to transition the business in the preparations to run the airport of the future. The aim was, among other things, to contribute to a fundamental green transition of aviation, to lead the industry in creating the best passenger experience and to digitalise the entire operation end-to-end. 

CPH is now launching the next strategy execution phase. In that connection, the organisation and senior management's responsibilities will be aligned to match the strategic focus.

This will involve changes to the position and responsibilities COO Kristian Durhuus has held since 2011, and as a result Kristian Durhuus has resigned his position with CPH.

During his tenure with CPH, Kristian Durhuus' responsibilities have included, among other things, baggage handling, security, traffic and a number of customer-focused functions. The focus has been to make CPH one of Europe's most effective and user-friendly airports, and there is no doubt that the mission has been accomplished. Most recently, a passenger survey confirmed the success, as passengers expressed record-high satisfaction rates with the level of service, facilities and their journey.

"It has been a privilege to work with so many dedicated colleagues at the airport. Together with the airlines and our other partners we've successfully created a passenger experience that has won CPH international awards and recognition for being one of the best-run airports in the world, and I'm very proud of that. Now, the management is being organised in a different way and I believe this is a good time for me to pass on the baton," said Kristian Durhuus.

Thomas Woldbye, CEO of Copenhagen Airports A/S, thanked Kristian Durhuus for his efforts.

"Kristian has built and run an impressive operation during his nine years with CPH. That effort has contributed to turning CPH into a world-class airport. I would like to thank Kristian for his commitment and I wish him all the best in his future endeavours. We will determine in the near future how we can best organise our management structure to stand prepared to execute on our new strategy going forward," said Woldbye.

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