Denmark eyes doubling airport passengers thru Expansion
by FFE EU News Staff
Head of Denmark’s Copenhagen airport Thomas Woldbye revealed on Friday the airport’s plan to expand its size in a bid to double passenger size.
Woldbye said the airport is targeting 40m passengers each year by 2035, up from the current yearly 24m. He added that construction will start next year.
The plan is to optimise the existing site of the international airport to accommodate more flights and reduce traffic: ‘We have enough runway capacity to support many more passengers. Our bottleneck happens at the terminals, gates and on the piers.’
The expansion was seen as a way for Copenhagen to better accommodate the projected increase in air passengers in the next 20 years. The improved size and facilities is also seen to attract more passengers to Copenhagen as a travel destination.
Woldbye said ‘We have to run very fast just to maintain our current market share, and this plan will help us run just a bit faster.’
Airport authorities projected that maintenance of the improved airport will cost 1b kroner annually, an amount that the increased traffic of passengers can easily cover.