Copenhagen Airport enjoyed a record breaking July, setting a new monthly handling record as 2.3 million passengers passed through its facilities.
The total, which represented a 1.3% rise on July 2011, was driven by a 4.1% increase in international traffic, despite the bankruptcy of Cimber Sterling and the late start to the Danish holiday season.The number of transfer passengers rose by 6.4% year-on-year. According to operator Copenhagen Airports, the gateway is fast becoming the transfer airport of choice for Scandinavians as well as for travellers from the Baltic States, Poland and Germany.Domestic traffic was down by 31.1%, but it is likely to stabilise over the next few months as and when airlines fill the gap after the Cimber Sterling bankruptcy. On August 13, Danish domestic airport Billund will again have direct flights to Copenhagen when SAS opens a new service between the two airports. Year-to-date, 13.5 million passengers have travelled through Copenhagen Airport, which represents a 3.7% increase over the same period of 2011. "In light of the record number of passengers, operations during the summer have been satisfactory," said a statement issued by the airport.
Source: Airport World
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