Copenhagen rebounds in 2022

posted on 14th March 2023
Copenhagen rebounds in 2022

As Copenhagen Airport hailed 2022 as a “turning point” for the airport’s fortunes following the pandemic, it hailed its popular Spanish routes and strong traffic on its North America services as regions that drove its return to form.
With 22.1 million passengers and 160 destinations on the route map, years of dramatic decline came to an end, and 2022 became a turning point for Copenhagen as it eyes its record 30 million passengers achieved in 2019.
The airport saw an impressive 2.2 million passengers on Spanish routes last year, while on long-haul routes, the US made a real comeback with almost 800,000 travellers.
The airlines at Copenhagen are once again fully operational, with 59 different airlines flying on 315 routes to 160 destinations throughout the year. “We’ve collaborated closely with the airlines to restart air traffic, and today all the major European routes are back in service, although generally with slightly fewer departures,” said Peter Krogsgaard, the airport’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Several new airlines started operating at the airport in 2022, including Iceland’s Nice Air, Greek carrier Sky Express and Montenegro Air.
While all of Copenhagen’s US routes have reopened, and a direct service to Montreal will open later this year, only its Asian network is missing. “Due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the closure of the airspace, many air routes to Asia have become longer and more expensive,” explained Krogsgaard. One of the consequences is that the route to Tokyo has been put on hold temporarily.