July 2012 was the busiest month ever at Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Denmark, with 2,313,542 passengers, representing a 1.3% year-on-year increase that was driven by international traffic.
While the total number of passengers was up by 1.3%, the number of departing passengers rose by as much as 2.7%, showing that the Danes started their holidays later than last year, in many cases so late that they will not return until August.
Carsten Nørland, VP, Sales & Marketing for Copenhagen Airport commented, “Copenhagen Airport has recorded 4.1% substantial growth in international traffic. And this urge to travel made July the busiest month ever in the history of Copenhagen Airport,
even with the Cimber Sterling bankruptcy and the late start to the holidays, which would otherwise reduce the figure.”
The number of transfer passengers rose by 6.4% year-on-year but domestic traffic was down by 31.1%. However, domestic traffic is expected to stabilise over the next few months as and when airlines fill the gap after the Cimber Sterling airline bankruptcy. From August 13, the Danish domestic airport of Billund will have direct flights to Copenhagen when SAS opens a new service between the two destinations.
In the year to date, 13,583,044 passengers have travelled through Copenhagen Airport,
which represents a 3.7% increase over the same period of 2011.