Copenhagen Airport

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Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup
Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup
Copenhagen Airports Logo.gif
KastrupAirport Panorama.jpg
IATA: CPHICAO: EKCH
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerKøbenhavns Lufthavne
ServesCopenhagen, Denmark
LocationKastrup, Tårnby, Denmark
Hub for
Elevation AMSL5 m / 17 ft
Coordinates55°37′05″N 012°39′22″E / 55.61806°N 12.65611°E / 55.61806; 12.65611Coordinates: 55°37′05″N 012°39′22″E / 55.61806°N 12.65611°E / 55.61806; 12.65611
Websitewww.cph.dk
Map
CPH is located in Denmark
CPH
Location within Denmark
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
04L/22R3,60011,811Asphalt
04R/22L3,30010,827Asphalt
12/302,8009,186Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers22,725,517
Domestic2,401,265
International20,324,252
Aircraft movements253,762
Source: AIP[1]
 
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Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup
Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup
Copenhagen Airports Logo.gif
KastrupAirport Panorama.jpg
IATA: CPHICAO: EKCH
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerKøbenhavns Lufthavne
ServesCopenhagen, Denmark
LocationKastrup, Tårnby, Denmark
Hub for
Elevation AMSL5 m / 17 ft
Coordinates55°37′05″N 012°39′22″E / 55.61806°N 12.65611°E / 55.61806; 12.65611Coordinates: 55°37′05″N 012°39′22″E / 55.61806°N 12.65611°E / 55.61806; 12.65611
Websitewww.cph.dk
Map
CPH is located in Denmark
CPH
Location within Denmark
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
04L/22R3,60011,811Asphalt
04R/22L3,30010,827Asphalt
12/302,8009,186Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers22,725,517
Domestic2,401,265
International20,324,252
Aircraft movements253,762
Source: AIP[1]

Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (Danish: Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup) or Copenhagen Airport (Danish: Københavns Lufthavn; IATA: CPHICAO: EKCH) is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark and the Øresund Region. It is located on the island of Amager, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Copenhagen city centre, and 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of Malmö city centre on the other side of the Øresund Bridge. The airport lies mainly in the municipality of Tårnby, with a small portion in neighboring Dragør. It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.

The airport is the main hub out of three used by Scandinavian Airlines and is also a hub for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Copenhagen Airport handles 60 scheduled airlines and serves more than 62,000 passengers per day; 22.7 million passengers passed through the facility in 2011, making it the busiest airport in the Nordic countries, with a maximum capacity of 83 loadings/hour and with room for 108 airplanes. Unlike other Scandinavian airports, a considerable share of the airport's passengers are international. The domestic part of the annual passengers is lower than 10%. The airport is owned by Københavns Lufthavne, which also operates Roskilde Airport. The airport employs 1700 staff (excluding shops, restaurants etc.).[2]

Copenhagen Airport was originally called Kastrup Airport, since it is located in the small town of Kastrup, now a part of the Tårnby municipality. The formal name of the airport is still Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, to distinguish it from Roskilde Airport, which was previously called Copenhagen Airport, Roskilde.

Contents

History

Airlines and destinations

Copenhagen Airport has four terminals. Terminal 1 is used for all domestic flights. Terminals 2 and 3 handle international flights (both Schengen and non-Schengen) and share a common airside passenger concourse as well as the arrivals section – which houses customs and baggage claim and is physically located in Terminal 3. The newest terminal, CPH Go, dedicated to low-cost carriers opened the 31st of October 2010. So far EasyJet is the only airline operating from this terminal. An all new Terminal 4 is currently being planned.

Copenhagen Airport Map
SAS Airbus A330 rolling for takeoff
Baggage Claim
Terminal 3
The terminals and runways – view from the air
Border control at Copenhagen Airport
Aerial view of the passenger terminal
Sign atop the building between terminals 2 and 3

The airport is served by the following scheduled airlines:

Passenger

AirlinesDestinationsTerminal
Adria AirwaysLjubljana2
Aer LingusDublin [resumes 28 October 2012][3]2
AeroflotMoscow-Sheremetyevo2
Aerosvit AirlinesKiev-Boryspil2
airBalticRiga2
Air BerlinBerlin-Brandenburg [begins 27 October 2013], Berlin-Tegel [ends 26 October 2013], Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
2
Air CanadaToronto-Pearson3
Air FranceParis-Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Marseille
2
Air GreenlandKangerlussuaq2
Air Greenland
operated by Jet Time
Seasonal: Kangerlussuaq, Narsarsuaq2
Atlantic AirwaysVágar (Faroe Islands)
Seasonal: Naples
2
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna3
B&H AirlinesSarajevo2
Blue1Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa
Seasonal: Ivalo [begins 12 December 2012], Kittilä [begins 15 December 2012], Lappeenranta
3
BMI RegionalEdinburgh, Glasgow-International3
British AirwaysLondon-Heathrow2
Brussels AirlinesBrussels2
Croatia AirlinesZagreb2
Czech AirlinesPrague2
Danish Air TransportBornholm, Sønderborg1
Danish Air TransportOslo-Rygge2
Delta Air LinesSeasonal: New York-JFK2
EasyJetBerlin-Brandenburg [begins 27 October 2013], Berlin-Schönefeld [ends 26 October 2013], Bristol[4], Edinburgh [begins 21 March 2013], Lisbon, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Madrid [ends 2 December 2012], Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de GaulleCPH Go
EasyJet SwitzerlandBasel/Mulhouse, Geneva2
EgyptAirCairo3
EmiratesDubai3
Estonian AirTallinn3
Flybe
operated by Flybe Nordic
Stockholm-Bromma2
FinnairHelsinki2
Gulf AirBahrain2
IberiaMadrid [ends 27 October 2012]2
Iberia ExpressMadrid [begins 28 October 2012]2
Iceland Express
operated by Holidays Czech Airlines
Reykjavik-Keflavík
Seasonal: Akureyri
2
IcelandairReykjavik-Keflavík3
Iran AirTehran-Imam Khomeini2
Jat AirwaysBelgrade2
KLMAmsterdam2
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam2
LOT Polish AirlinesWarsaw-Chopin2
LufthansaFrankfurt3
Lufthansa
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich3
Middle East AirlinesSeasonal: Beirut2
Minoan AirOxford [starts January 2013]
Montenegro AirlinesSeasonal: Podgorica2
NextJetKarlstad, Linkoping, Norrköping, Örebro3
NikiVienna2
Norwegian Air ShuttleAalborg, Karup1
Norwegian Air ShuttleAlicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin-Brandenburg [begins 27 October 2013], Berlin-Schönefeld [ends 26 October 2013], Bratislava, Budapest, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro, Helsinki, Krakow, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, London-Gatwick, Málaga, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Oslo-Gardermoen, Paris-Orly, Prague, Riga, Rome-Fiumicino, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim
Seasonal: Athens, Belgrade, Burgas, Catania, Chania, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Larnaca, Malta, Marrakech, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Rhodes, Split, Venice-Marco Polo, Zagreb, Agadir, Grenoble, Salzburg, Tenerife-South
2
OLT Express GermanyBremen2
Pakistan International AirlinesIslamabad, Lahore, Oslo-Gardermoen2
Pegasus AirlinesAntalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökcen2
Qatar AirwaysDoha2
Royal Air MarocCasablanca [begins 1 April 2013]2
SATA InternationalFunchal, Ponta Delgada, Porto2
Scandinavian AirlinesAalborg, Aarhus1
Scandinavian AirlinesAberdeen, Ålesund, Alicante [begins 3 November 2012], Amsterdam, Athens, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi [ends 7 April 2013], Barcelona, Beijing-Capital, Bergen, Berlin-Brandenburg [begins 27 October 2013], Berlin-Tegel [ends 26 October 2013], Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest-Otopeni, Chicago-O'Hare, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Geneva, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Hamburg, Hannover, Katowice, Kaliningrad, Kiev, Lodz [begins 29 October 2012], London-Heathrow, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Munich, Newark, Nice, Oslo-Gardermoen, Palanga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, San Francisco [begins 8 April 2013],[5] St Petersburg, Shanghai-Pudong, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tokyo-Narita, Trondheim, Venice-Marco Polo, Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin, Washington-Dulles, Wroclaw, Zürich
Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Kiruna [begins 20 December 2012], Pristina, Split
3
Scandinavian Airlines
operated by Cimber
Aarhus, Billund1
Scandinavian Airlines
operated by Cimber
Aberdeen, Ålesund, Berlin-Brandenburg [begins 27 October 2013], Berlin-Tegel [ends 26 October 2013], Bucharest-Otopeni, Gdansk, Hamburg, Hannover, Kaliningrad, Katowice, Kiev, Lodz, Luxembourg, Lyon, Palanga, Poznań, Stavanger, Stuttgart, Turku3
Singapore AirlinesSingapore3
Swiss International Air LinesZürich2
Sky AirlinesAntalya2
TAP PortugalLisbon2
Thai Airways InternationalBangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Seasonal: Phuket2
3
Transavia.comEindhoven [begins 3 April 2013]2
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul-Atatürk2
VuelingBarcelona, Malaga [begins 28 October 2012]2
WiderøeBergen3, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Sandefjord3
WOW airSeasonal: Reykjavik-Keflavík2
Notes

^1 Check-in via Terminal 2.
^2 2 weekly flights from Copenhagen to Bangkok via Phuket. No direct flight in the other way – from Phuket to Copenhagen.[6]
^3 Limited number of flight to Bergen via Sandefjord.

Charter airlines

Additionally, several airlines operate charter flights out of the airport, including:

AirlinesDestinationsTerminal
Bulgarian Air CharterSeasonal Charter: Burgas2
Freebird AirlinesSeasonal Charter: Antalya2
Primera AirSeasonal Charter: Bodrum, Reykjavik-Keflavík2
TUIfly NordicSeasonal charter: Alghero, Antalya, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Boa Vista, Colombo, Cofru, Chania, Faro, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Phuket, Sal2

Busiest routes

Total passengers in 2011[7]

Destination
Airport(s)
Passengers
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg LondonLCY, LGW, LHR, STN
1,656,609
Flag of Sweden.svg StockholmARN, BMA
1,236,820
Flag of Norway.svg OsloOSL
1,226,409
Flag of Denmark.svg AalborgAAL
1,043,470
Flag of France.svg ParisCDG, ORY
845,588
Flag of the Netherlands.svg AmsterdamAMS
832,182
Flag of Finland.svg HelsinkiHEL
701,296
Flag of Germany.svg FrankfurtFRA
606,063
Flag of Germany.svg BerlinSXF, TXL
443,100
Flag of Thailand.svg BangkokBKK
373,339

Cargo airlines

AirlinesDestinations
Air China CargoBeijing-Capital, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Shanghai-Pudong
China Cargo AirlinesShanghai-Pudong
DHL AviationEast Midlands, Leipzig/Halle
DHL Aviation operated by ExinStavanger
FedEx ExpressParis-Charles de Gaulle
Korean Air CargoSeoul-Incheon,Tel-Aviv,Frankfurt
Singapore Airlines CargoChennai, Singapore
Swiss WorldCargoZürich

Other facilities

SAS traffic office resides at the airport, and so do Cimber Sterling's. Thomas Cook Airlines has both its head- and traffic office here as well as a flight simulator center. All these reside at Copenhagen Airport South and in Dragør, Dragør Municipality together with a VIP-terminal. The VIP-terminal building is actually the very first terminal building, from the 1920s. It was moved about 2 km during the 1990s.

Special events

American Presidents have landed at the airport on four separate occasions. Bill Clinton in 1998, George W Bush in 2005 and Barack Obama twice, both in October and December 2009.

Ground transport

Train towards Copenhagen Central Station at the Copenhagen Airport train station.

The airport can be accessed in various ways:

Incidents and accidents

A Douglas Dakota, similar to the KLM aircraft that crashed in 1947.

See also


References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

External links