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Copenhagen Airport among Europe’s fastest growing

Nordic hub saw a 13.2 percent increase during the first three months of the year

More travellers are landing at Copenhagen Airport (photo: iStock)
May 12th, 2016 8:42 am| by Christian W

Over the first three months of 2016, Copenhagen Airport has been the fourth-fastest growing airport in Europe, according to the airport council ACI Europe.

The Danish capital’s airport saw an increase of 13.2 percent during the first three months of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year.

“The growth is naturally down to the Danes travelling more, but there are also many more travellers from abroad coming to Denmark,” Peter Krogsgaard, the commercial head of Copenhagen Airport, told Check-In.dk.

“We can see considerable growth in the number of tourists and business travellers coming to Copenhagen. It’s helping generate growth and jobs across Denmark.”

READ MORE: Copenhagen Airport makes bright start to 2016

Turkish delight
Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport was the fastest growing larg airports in Europe with 19.5 percent growth, followed by Dublin (17.5 percent), Barcelona-El Prat (16.1 percent), and Copenhagen and Amsterdam Schiphol (12.4 percent).

The ACI Europe report showed that Europe’s airports enjoyed an average passenger growth of 7.8 percent, while the EU nations saw an 8.2 percent increase.