Summer is within us and this means a busy time for families including the Danes and the Swedes as they pack their luggage and head off to their favorites destinations. In Denmark, this season also means a busy airport particularly in the capital city of Copenhagen.
The Copenhagen Airport is gearing up for some 85,000 passengers every day in the weeks approaching. For the summer season, airport officials expect the terminal to accommodate from 75,000 to 85,000 passengers for a span of 40 days. This figure covers passengers are who departing from and arriving in Copenhagen as well as those in transit.
The first 5 months of 2011 already saw 8.6 million passengers using the Copenhagen Airport. International passengers grew by 7.6 percent and domestic traffic went up by 3.1 percent.
More record breaking numbers are expected at the terminal for this year. In the month of May alone, the city’s major airport set a record of reaching the two million passengers or 2,031,098 to be specific. The number was an increase of 7.1 percent from the same month in 2010 and nearly 90,000 more compared to the number of passengers reached in May 2008.
The summer season of 2010 was a record setter as well according to an official from the communications department of the airport. The Copenhagen Airport served some 6.4 million passengers in the months of June, July and August.
Nothing to worry, though, as airport officials are well prepared for the passenger rush. Additional 10 extra desks have been installed in a new check-in area while more signage have been put up for fast and easy use of the check-in kiosks. Also, security will be beefed up and special family tracks will be opened during the busiest times.
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