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CPH kicks off large-scale expansion

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Copenhagen Airport to make more room for long-haul

Copenhagen Airport says it will be investing a quarter-billion Danish kroner (€33.5 million) in expanding its Pier C to “provide more space and better service for both passengers and the large aircraft used for intercontinental flights”.

The airport is making room for an additional 2,900 square metres for passengers and three new stands with air bridges for large planes. Within the next 18 months, more than 100 workmen, builders and engineers will expand Pier C, which is used for long-haul flights and flights to non-Schengen destinations.

“Denmark now has direct flights to 27 intercontinental destinations. We expect more growth in the years ahead, so we need to build more now,” explained Copenhagen Airport CTO Christian Poulsen.

There is a clearly defined goal for the project, he added. “We want the new part of Pier C to be a pleasant, spacious and relaxed place for passengers while they are waiting to board their flight for a long trip.”

In January, Copenhagen Airport announced its Expanding CPH “vision” regarding the creation over the next two to three decades of more space and facilities for handling 40 million passengers a year, almost twice the 24.1 million passengers who passed through the airport last year. The first visible part of this idea will be the expansion and refurbishment of Pier C. The new butterfly-shaped addition to the pier will be ready by the end of 2015, serving the larger aircraft used for flights to destinations in Asia and North America – including the A380 if it is deployed for flights to Copenhagen sometime in the future.

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[image courtesy Copenhagen Airport]

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