Copenhagen Airport topped the 1.9 million passenger mark in April, making this the 13th consecutive monthly record. International passengers and the important transfer traffic continued to drive growth. The year-to-date increase in passenger numbers was 6.0%.
A total of 1,919,884 million passengers travelled through Copenhagen Airport in April, representing a 5.0% year-on-year increase.
“Transfer traffic continued to be the main growth driver, but the bankruptcy of Danish-based airline Cimber Sterling shows how sensitive this traffic is. Both domestic traffic and the important feeder traffic will be affected by the bankruptcy, and we must therefore reconnect the nodes of the domestic route network as quickly as possible after the collapse of Cimber Sterling. At the same time, we must facilitate feeder traffic for the network carriers’ international services. This is important in order to sustain the hub position of Copenhagen Airport,” said, Carsten Nørland, VP, Sales and Marketing for Copenhagen Airport.
Traffic was adversely affected by the Easter period, as this year’s peak departure days before the holidays were in March. This had the effect that the number of departing passengers grew by only 2.5% in April, and charter passengers dropped by 11.6%. Traffic growth for March and April taken together was 6.1%.
On the top-ten list, Paris took over the fourth place from Aalborg, whilst Brussels ousted Zurich from the list as compared with April of last year.