2.5 Million Passengers Traveled Through Copenhagen Airport in October.
In October, Copenhagen Airport saw a 12% increase in passenger traffic compared to the previous year, reaching a total of 2.5 million passengers. These figures, reported by Copenhagen Airport, highlight the busiest autumn month in several years. Many opted to extend their summer by traveling during the fall break, making October particularly bustling. The day before the school break began saw 100,725 passengers, second only to July 14th with 101,225 passengers.
-“We’ve had a busy October, with days reaching around 100,000 passengers, comparable to what we experience during the summer. Particularly around the school break, many headed for the sun and warmth in Southern Europe or explored the various cities across Europe,” stated Peter Krogsgaard, Commercial Director at Copenhagen Airport.
The passenger numbers for October exhibit a 12% growth compared to the same month the previous year, where 2.3 million travelers passed through Copenhagen Airport. Among the most favored destinations for sun and warmth are the Spanish cities of Malaga and Barcelona, while London tops the chart as the most popular city with 165,000 travelers.
Towards the end of October, airlines initiated the winter flight schedule, introducing 13 new routes, including destinations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Presently, there are 228 routes from Copenhagen for the winter months, eight more than the same period last year and one more than in 2019.
-“We are very pleased with the winter flight schedule and the numerous routes from Copenhagen. It’s fantastic that we now have more routes than at the same time in 2019. Several airlines are investing in Copenhagen, which is very positive. For instance, SAS has just reopened its route to Bangkok after nearly 10 years, providing even better access to Thailand’s warmth during the winter,” mentioned Peter Krogsgaard.
Among the new winter routes, several are long-haul. SAS resumed flights to Miami and inaugurated a new direct route to Agadir in Morocco. Etihad Airways started flying to Abu Dhabi, and Nouvelair Tunisie established a direct route to Tunisia.
Wizz Air has opened two new routes: one to Kutaisi in Georgia and another to the Polish city of Katowice, while also commencing flights to Budapest and Gdansk, already serviced by other carriers.
During the winter, Ryanair will start flights from Copenhagen to Paris-Beauvais and Warsaw-Modlin while continuing flights to Faro in Portugal and Düsseldorf-Weeze in Germany. The Spanish airline Volotea maintains its French route to Nantes over the winter and also operates to Marseille over Christmas.