Destinations like Istanbul are fast on the rise
Copenhagen Airport says it is off to a good start to the year, with passenger numbers up 4% in January. Istanbul, last year’s fastest riser on the top-ten list out of Copenhagen, is still in vogue.
The airport saw 4.2% more international passengers and 2.6% more domestic passengers. A total of 1,644,623 passengers travelled through CPH in January.
“January is traditionally one of the more quiet months of the year at Copenhagen Airport. So 4% growth in passenger numbers is a good start to 2014,” said airport CEO Thomas Woldbye. “And we are also pleased to see domestic growth of 2.6% after a couple of lean years following the Cimber Sterling bankruptcy. The market looks to have stabilised.”
Istanbul continues to attract travellers. Last year, services to the Turkish city enjoyed aggregate growth of 17.3% to 431,413 passengers, and the improvement continued this January with a further increase of 17.3%.
“It is quite impressive how Istanbul has invested for success, not only as a destination, but also as a hub,” Woldbye commented.
[photo courtesy Copenhagen Airport]