CPH reports steep decline in domestic traffic
More than 2.1 million passengers travelled through Copenhagen Airport in September, up 3.1% on the same month in 2011, making it another new monthly record. The growth drivers continue to be international and transfer traffic. But Oslo Airport is also reporting excellent passenger numbers on its 14th anniversary.
The number of international passengers at CPH rose by 3.7% in September, and the year-to-date rate of increase on international services is 5.8%. This corresponds to around 900,000 passengers, or about 96% of the total growth in international traffic at Danish airports. However, aggregate passenger numbers rose by 1.0%. Transfer traffic was up by 6.6%, but domestic traffic was 22.2% lower than last year owing to the bankruptcy of Cimber Sterling.
Meanwhile, Oslo Airport turned 14 years old on October 8, celebrating its birthday with outstanding passenger stats for September. The number of passengers totalled 2 040 000 for the month, up 3.4% from September 2011, setting a new passenger record for the ninth month this year. Pax on international flights increased by 6.2%, while traffic on domestic flights increased by 0.4%. Among the ten main routes, Oslo-London saw the highest growth, with a 6.3% increase.
[pictured: Aircraft at apron, Oslo Airport; photo by Øyvind Markussen, courtesy Oslo Lufthaven AS]