Copenhagen Airport Reports Healthy Growth in March
OREANDA-NEWS. Copenhagen Airport's passenger numbers for March were up by 4.8% year on year. The year-to-date increase in passenger numbers is 4.3%.
Close to 2.0 million passengers travelled through Copenhagen Airport in March, which was a 4.8% year-on-year increase, and a record for the month of March.
“We had healthy growth in March, and traffic to the United States especially saw strong growth by as much as 61% thanks to Norwegian's new routes to Los Angeles, New York and Fort Lauderdale and the full-year effect of the SAS service to San Francisco. Those routes give our hub a stronger position," - said Thomas Woldbye, CEO of Copenhagen Airport.
The growth in March was favourably affected by the fact that Easter with its many low-travel-activity days is not until April this year. In short, we can say that the late Easter yielded stronger traffic figures for March, and that traffic performance in April is therefore expected to be weak. Around Easter and the other Danish public holidays in the spring, there are also more leisure travellers and fewer business travellers than normal. The absence of public holidays in March therefore had a positive impact on domestic traffic and transfer traffic. The number of domestic passengers was up by 14.9%, and transfer traffic was up by 10.0%. International traffic grew by 4.0%.
As usual, London was the biggest destination out of Copenhagen, while Stockholm and Aalborg accounted for the highest increases on the top-ten list with growth rates of 18.6% and 16.7% respectively.