Copenhagen Airport will have 54 more destinations to choose from when airlines start their summer route schedules in a few weeks.
With 25,000 fewer travellers than last year, February was a quiet month for the gateway, but the end of March will see the start of the summer routes.
Most of the 54 destinations are summer routes only, but there are also year-round routes starting up during the spring and summer; to Amman and Kiev.
Most of the routes were also part of last summer’s schedules, but there are 12 new destinations, including Bastia (Corsica), Genova (Italy), Seville (Spain) and Toulon near St. Tropez and Hong Kong.
Copenhagen Airport had a total of 1,957,964 passengers in February, 1.3 per cent fewer than in February of last year. The number of transfer passengers and domestic travellers fell by 6.6 per cent and 2.3 per cent, respectively, while intercontinental travellers on the long-haul routes were up by 6.6 per cent.
A total of 3,885,404 passengers have passed through the CPH terminals during the first two months of the year.
Copenhagen Airport chief executive officer, Thomas Woldbye said: “There is an abundance of travel options in the spring and summer, and that is one of the reasons we expect to see passenger numbers increase.
“First, there are the many long weekends around Easter, Whitsun, Ascension Day and All Prayers Day. Then comes the busy summer period, which we also expect to bring more travellers.”
Travel patterns have changed in recent years, and so have travellers at Copenhagen Airport. More of them now fly long-haul routes and direct to their destinations, while fewer passengers transfer at Copenhagen and fewer fly to domestic destinations.
“The composition of travellers at Copenhagen has changed considerably in recent years. We now have more leisure travellers than business travellers in our terminals,” added Woldbye.