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Long lines expected at Copenhagen Airport on Friday

Passengers leaving for summer holidays need to be patient


The last Friday in June was the airport's busiest day last year (Photo: Scanpix)

June 26, 2014
16:59

by AJ


Nearly 100,000 travellers, who are expected to leave Copenhagen Airport on Friday as the first wave of Danes start leaving to enjoy their summer holidays, have been warned to expect long waiting lines at the security control, Berlingske reports.

Johnnie Müller, the airport's head of security, said the airport had expected a rapid rise in the number of travellers this year, but had still been surprised by the massive numbers going through the gates thus far.

"We planned a rise in the number of passengers, but over these last two months, we've seen higher peak times than expected, especially during the early morning peak and late afternoon," he told Check-In.

"That's why there will be longer waiting times at the security check on the biggest travel days than we are used to."

READ MORE: Copenhagen Airport struggling with long security queues

All through in 20 minutes
While the airport aims to always get at least 85 percent of all its passengers through security in less than five minutes, it is requisite that all passengers must get through in under 20 minutes. However, staff shortages may prove that goal hard to fulfil when the numbers are at their highest.

Last year, 90,082 passengers travelled through Copenhagen Airport on the last Friday in June, but that record has already been beaten several times this year.



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