Copenhagen Airport to close domestic terminal

Terminal 1 to become part of the main terminal facility

Copenhagen Airport has revealed it will close its domestic flight terminal Terminal 1 on April 1 and shift all domestic traffic to Terminals 2 and 3, which are currently for international flights only.

According to the airport, the merging of international and domestic traffic will mean that Denmark will become better connected.

”We have held productive discussions with the four airlines involved about where it would make the most sense – for them, that is – to direct their aircraft,” Peter Krogsgaard, the chief commercial officer at Copenhagen Airport, said.

”The airlines know their customers best, and that's why it has been important to us that we accommodate their requests as much as possible under the new arrangements.”

Krogsgaard said that some people may expect long walks from security in Terminal 2 to the gates in Pier A West that are currently used for domestic traffic, but airport analyses suggest this will not be the case.

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Terminal 1, which was established back in 1969 to accommodate domestic flights to and from Bornholm, Funen and Jutland – including a new route to Esbjerg – will in future become a finger in the main terminal facility.

Boeing set up shop
In related news, the US aeroplane producer Boeing has opened up a maintenance, repair and overhaul garage at Copenhagen Airport that will create jobs for more than 30 people and service Boeing passenger planes.

”Boeing has a number of activities and partnerships in Denmark and the other Nordic countries, where our activities have directly or indirectly generated more than 2,300 jobs,” Matthew Ganz, the president of Boeing Germany and Northern Europe, said according to aviation website check-in.dk.