26.8 mn passengers use Copenhagen Airport in 2023

UK most popular country for travel in 2023
2024-01-17
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26.8 mn passengers use Copenhagen Airport in 2023

Copenhagen Airport of Denmark says that more than 50 pc of Copenhagen Airport’s travellers live in Denmark or Sweden

With 26.8 million passengers in 2023, Copenhagen Airport has registered a 21 pc year-on-year growth. About 60 airlines operated 321 routes to 164 destinations at Copenhagen Airport in 2023, marking the highest figure since 2018.
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Marking 2023 as ‘the best year since 2019,’ Copenhagen Airport of Denmark (CPH) has recorded 26.8 million passengers during 2023, which is a 21 pc surge from the year-ago period.

According to a press statement by CPH, more than 50 pc of Copenhagen Airport’s travellers live in Denmark or Sweden. The remaining mainly are tourists travelling to Copenhagen from other European countries and North America.

The statement adds that the total number of passengers that travelled outside Europe in 2023 through Copenhagen Airport, reached 2.9 million.

CPH noted that over the year, 60 airlines operated 321 routes to 164 destinations at Copenhagen Airport, marking the highest figure since 2018. In December 2023 alone, nearly 2 million people travelled through this airport.

The top three destinations for this month, along with the number of passengers, were UK’s London at 161,359, Norway-capital Oslo at 103,407 and Swedish-capital Stockholm at 86,984.

Peter Krogsgaard

Peter Krogsgaard

Peter Krogsgaard, Chief Commercial Officer of Copenhagen Airports, says the increase in passengers included both business and leisure travel. According to Krogsgaard, the number of tourists who want to visit Copenhagen is growing, and he foresees a higher number of visitors this year.

“Two out of three passengers are holidaymakers, and both Danes and southern Swedes use Copenhagen Airport when they fly out to see the world. Many want to experience cool Copenhagen and Danish “hygge”, our famed version of easy living and a cosy relaxed atmosphere. The Danish gourmet scene with great restaurants and the green and innovative approach to life also attracts many tourists,” Krogsgaard says.

CPH adds that regarding the most popular destinations, the United Kingdom topped the list as the most popular country for travel last year, attracting nearly 2.6 million passengers on routes to this destination.

Among UK cities, London was the most favourite destination, with about 1.8 million passengers. Among others, CPH noted that the number of passengers travelling to the USA is now back to 2019 levels. More specifically, over 1 million people flew between Copenhagen and US airports.

“The USA is the ninth most popular country to travel to, and it looks like the trend is continuing,” adds Krogsgaard.

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