More passengers passed through here in June than ever before. Photo: Claus Bech/Scanpix
June 2014 was the busiest month ever at the Copenhagen Airport.
The airport announced on Thursday that passenger numbers in June hit a record 2,523,108. That is an eight percent increase over last year.
Copenhagen Airport also set a new record for its busiest day ever, with 98,674 passengers on Friday, June 27th.
"With almost 100,000 passengers passing through the airport in one day, it goes without saying that things were more than just busy in the terminals. Thanks to our large-scale conversion and expansion of Terminal 2 and the baggage facilities in the last few years, we have been able to absorb the growth and give the many travellers a good start to their holidays," said Copenhagen Airport CEO Thomas Woldbye in a statement.
The day’s busiest year came just hours after the conclusion of a short-term strike by SAS baggage handlers that caused numerous cancellations and delays at the airport.
The airport reported that international traffic increased by 8.5 percent while domestic traffic was up by 5.9 percent.
The top five year-to-date destinations from Copenhagen Airport are London, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris and Amsterdam. The top domestic destination is Aalborg.