• Denmark edition
 
Copenhagen Airport sets another passenger record
Photo: Betina Garcia/Scanpix

Copenhagen Airport sets another passenger record

Published: 13 Aug 2014 11:31 GMT+02:00
Updated: 13 Aug 2014 11:31 GMT+02:00

Business continues to boom at Copenhagen Airport. For the second month in a row, passenger numbers at the airport reached an all-time high. 
 
With 2,596,230 passengers using the airport in July, the airport beat a record set just last month. 
 
International traffic at the airport was up 7.4 percent, domestic traffic increased by 1.1 percent and charter traffic saw a 0.9 percent jump.
 
“Our traffic figures show that, apparently, people's desire to travel remained intact despite the fantastic summer weather in Denmark. This made July the busiest month ever in the almost 90 years' history of Copenhagen Airport," the airport’s CEO, Thomas Woldbye, said in a press release. 
 
The nearly 15 million passengers who have used Copenhagen Airport through the first seven months of 2014 is just over one million more than the same period last year, representing a growth of 7.3 percent. 
 
The airport announced last month that passenger numbers in June hit a record 2,523,108, an eight percent increase over last year, and that the airport set a new record for its busiest day ever, with 98,674 passengers on Friday, June 27th.
 
The top five destinations in July were London, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris and Helsinki. 

For more stories about Denmark, join us on Facebook and Twitter

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Denmark shifts focus in Afghanistan
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers participate in a combat training exercise in Kabul on October 22nd. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/Scanpix

Denmark shifts focus in Afghanistan

The Danish government has released an Afghanistan strategy for the next three years that prioritizes civilian efforts over military contributions. READ  

Low-cost airline offers new routes to the US
Wow Air's Skúli Mogensen said he wants to offer a total of six US destinations by 2016. Photo: Wow Air

Low-cost airline offers new routes to the US

Beginning in 2015, Wow Air will offer tickets for as little as 699 kroner from Copenhagen to the US – with a catch, of course. READ  

Danish F-16s confronted Russian military jet
Both Danish and Swedish jets responded to the Russian military plane. Photo: Christian Als/Scanpix

Danish F-16s confronted Russian military jet

Two Danish F-16s were sent to investigate a Russian military jet that was approaching Denmark on Tuesday, the Royal Danish Air Force has confirmed. READ  

Denmark makes massive new Ebola contribution
A Liberian health worker holds a baby infected with the Ebola virus on October 18th at the Doctors Without Borders Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Photo: Zoom Dosso/Scanpix

Denmark makes massive new Ebola contribution

An additional 115 million kroner, health personnel and a military supply ship are among the new commitments Denmark has made to help contain the Ebola epidemic. READ  

Death threats cause gallery to drop Dan Park
Since announcing plans to display Dan Park's art, Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth has had his gallery vandalised and received death threats. Photo: Thomas Lekfeldt/Scanpix

Death threats cause gallery to drop Dan Park

The Danish Free Press Society has found a new location to display the controversial artwork of Dan Park after a Copenhagen gallery owner backs out over death threats. READ  

PM: Time to get serious on climate change
At a sustainability conference in Copenhagen, the PM stressed the need to act on climate change. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

PM: Time to get serious on climate change

Helle Thorning-Schmidt told a sustainability conference on Wednesday that it's time for action on climate change but she later added that it was doubtful that European leaders would agree on ambitious climate targets. READ  

Dane held in Lebanon for fighting alongside Isis
Lebanese authorities say that the man is an active member of Isis in both Lebanon and Syria. Photo: Bulent Kilic/Scanpix

Dane held in Lebanon for fighting alongside Isis

A teenager who was born and raised in Denmark is being held by Lebanese authorities on the suspicion that he is an active member of Isis. READ  

Entrepreneurs in Denmark
'Create something you love': liquorice king
Johan Bülow, the 30-year-old owner of Lakrids. Photo: Submitted

'Create something you love': liquorice king

In our new feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, their major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Johan Bülow, the founder and namesake of the successful Lakrids by Johan Bülow brand. READ  

Danish court frees 10 on terror funding charges
Supporters gathered in central Copenhagen for the trial of ten Kurds accused of financing terror. Photo: Jens Astrup/Scanpix

Danish court frees 10 on terror funding charges

Ten Kurds who raised money for now-shuttered television channel Roj TV were found not guilty on charges of financing the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which despite currently being supported by Western forces in Syria is considered a terror organisation. READ  

US citizens get 1 in 8 Danish residence permits
12 percent of all Danish residence permits in 2013 went to Americans. Photo: Colourbox

US citizens get 1 in 8 Danish residence permits

Americans accounted for 12 percent of the residence permits issued in 2013 and a full 30 percent of all non-EU citizens who received a residence permit from Denmark came from the United States, India and China. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Denmark is the greatest country to raise children
Opinion
'Denmark is the greatest country on earth to raise children'
What to know about renting in Copenhagen
Features
What to know about renting in Copenhagen
Five Danish life lessons for the rest of us
Society
Danish life lessons for the rest of us
Industry leaders' plea: Treat foreigners better
Business & Money
Industry leaders' plea: Treat foreigners better
Third season of Broen will be 'more Danish'
Culture
Third season of Broen will be 'more Danish'
VIDEO: How Denmark saved a small Iowa town
International
VIDEO: How Denmark saved a small Iowa town
Copenhagen’s most colourful must-see streets
Features
Take a trip down Copenhagen’s most colourful must-see streets
Denmark's green reputation takes major hit in new study
National
Denmark's green reputation takes major hit in new study
Hungry but broke? How to eat on the cheap in Copenhagen
Travel
Hungry but broke? How to eat on the cheap in Copenhagen
Ten false friends in the Danish language
Society
God, fart, slut: Ten false friends in the Danish language
What makes Danish TV so cool?
Culture
What makes Danish TV so cool?
Denmark's icon... that we can't show you
National
Denmark's icon... that we can't show you
Why Denmark’s health service needs treatment
Opinion
Why Denmark’s health service needs treatment
No entry!
Opinion
Denmark: The land of no entry (for Muslims)
Danes voted 'least beautiful' in Scandinavia
Society
Is Denmark the ugly stepsister of Scandinavia?
Danish happiness is all in the genes
Society
The secret to Danish happiness is finally revealed
Hans Christian Andersen letter reveals heartbreak
Culture
Hans Christian Andersen letter reveals his lasting heartbreak
Being an expat in Copenhagen costs dearly
Business & Money
Copenhagen is the most expensive city in the north
10 signs you've been in Denmark too long
Features
10 signs you've been in Denmark too long
Denmark not a top expat destination, surveys show
Society
Denmark not a top expat destination, surveys show
The Killing jumper case
Culture
Danish firm cleared in Killing jumper court case
Denmark 'high on Isis's list': Danish jihadist
International
Denmark 'high on Isis's list': Danish jihadist
VIDEO: 'Denmark will definitely legalize weed'
Society
VIDEO: 'Denmark will definitely legalize weed'
Jobs: 'Denmark supports creative types'
Business & Money
My Danish Career: 'Denmark supports creative types'
The first minaret in Denmark
National
Denmark's first 'real' mosque opens amid controversy
Sex toys and burgers at Copenhagen restaurant
Society
Sex toys and burgers at Copenhagen restaurant
Test your Danish skills with our 'odd word out' quiz
Society
Test your Danish skills with our 'odd word out' quiz
Denmark's public schools enter a new era
Education
A new era for Denmark's public schools
Scandinavia Standard's introduction to Danish design
Culture
Danish design: Artistry meets functionality
National
Danes in Sweden sound off about life on the other side of the bridge
Danish art project deemed racist by Swedes
Culture
Danish art project slammed as "racist" by Swedes
Look at all those guns
National
Europe's biggest gun store opening in Denmark
'I'm sick and tired of the immigration debate': MP
Opinion
'I'm sick and tired of the immigration debate': MP
Google has the answers
Features
Top 10 things Google wants to tell you about Denmark
Average Danes eating an average meal
National
Meet the average Dane
America: Not only bigger, but better
Opinion
Americans more idealistic than Danes: former PM's son
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

215
jobs available