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CPH’s recovery continues

“Here at Copenhagen, we saw a strong return of traffic over the summer, and this has continued to develop, suggesting that there’s a whole market rebound going on,” says Simon Nathan, Copenhagen’s Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy and Route Development. “We are now seeing good indications of this trend continuing over Christmas and into the back end of W21. In addition, we are forecasting a much better S22, especially if the US and other long-haul routes remain open.”

As of week 44, the Danish airport managed to regain 78% of its destinations; 86% of its routes; 88% of its airlines, 67% of seats; 65% of frequencies and 60% of its passengers. “We are very happy to see this development,” adds Nathan who is in Rome this week at Slots. “We are rebuilding Northern Europe’s strongest hub network with SAS and the Star Alliance, while also adding new point-to-point destinations with Norwegian and other LCCs.”

Non-aero start up

With the return of more passenger services, Copenhagen’s terminals are also springing back to life. “Passenger development drives the restart of the non-aero aspects of the airport too; we are reopening shops and restaurants rapidly and we’re grateful that we look like a busy airport again.” His objectives while in Italy are clear. “We are working to bring back more destinations; routes; airlines and frequencies which will enable greater travel possibilities and efficiencies of scale, to make a cost-effective and smooth-running airport for both passengers and airlines,” concludes Nathan.

Simon Nathan Copenhagen
“While Copenhagen’s network is showing a strong recovery, work continues finding ways to become greener,” says Simon Nathan, Copenhagen’s Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy and Route Development. (on the right) The airport is one of 16 Danish companies building the world’s largest PtX electrolysis plants to produce sustainable fuels for lorries, ships and aircraft. “When completed, the facility could potentially supply 30% of the aircraft fuel needed at Copenhagen by 2030.”