Growth Initiative for Copenhagen

A new growth committee for Copenhagen Airport, Denmark, has been chosen to identify ideas and concrete initiatives to ensure continuing growth in the number of routes and improvement of international accessibility.  Established by the airport, the committee will be chaired by CEO of CPH City & Port Development, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen.
The preliminary action plan includes topics such as an opening of the large neighbouring Russian market for more airline services to Denmark; new initiatives to attract more inbound travellers; further development of the cargo hub and the potential for an airport city.
Mr Kramer Mikkelsen commented:  “The entire Copenhagen region has seen fantastic development in recent years and it has the potential for continued growth.  But we need to build more than just new city districts.  We need to generate growth and attract tourists, highly qualified labour and investments.”
The committee comprises influential people from both Denmark and Sweden.  In addition to industrial bodies such as the Danish Metalworkers’ Union and the Confederation of Danish Industry, Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen and other politicians, members include Professor Carl-Johan Dalgaard of the local university and management representatives from a number of companies including MAN Diesel, PensionDanmark and Microsoft.
The group has been established in line with the recommendations of the Aviation Committee, established by the Danish Minister of Transport, Henrik Dam Kristensen.  He said:  “I am very satisfied and pleased to see that Copenhagen Airport now establishes a stakeholder committee under the name of CPH Growth Committee.  [It] will help attract increased focus on growth, not just in Copenhagen but in the entire Øresund region.  I look forward to regular meetings with the stakeholder committee and I will certainly support its work.”
The airport’s biggest airline SAS further supports the committee and is looking forward to a “strong future”.
 
(Image:  CPH)