Copenhagen (CPH) Airport
Copenhagen CPH Airport Overview
While Copenhagen Airport celebrates its 90th birthday during 2015 - it has also reached the 25M passenger count by year-end 2014.
CPH Airport is located in the municipality of Tarnby on the island of Amager - 8 km southeast of the city center of Copenhagen, and accessible from motorway E20 (Oresundmotorvejen), using the 'Lufthavn' exit. It takes only 12 minutes by high-speed trains from Terminal 3's railway platform to get to the City's Central Station, or 20 minutes to Malmoe, Sweden.
With three long runways and serving about 24M passengers annually, Copenhagen Airport is one of three main hubs for SAS Airlines and also hub for Cimber Sterling, Norwegian Air Shuttle & Thomas Cook Scandinavia, and is served by a host of other airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
The on-Airport Hilton Copenhagen Airport Hotel (tel. +45 3250 1501 / fax 3252 8528) is located near the Metro Station. World Travel Award has recently rated the hotel as being 'Denmark's Leading Business Hotel'.
Checking in at the Metro station 'Lufthavnen': At the end of Terminal 3 are self-service kiosks for all major airlines' check-in & printout of boarding cards and baggage tags.
Copenhagen Airport has three passenger terminals - T1, T2, & T3.
Present and future Airport developments: In order to accommodate 40M passengers a year in the more distant future, Copenhagen Airport is embarking on a phased expansion project, eventually 'merging' terminals and separating arriving/ departing passengers in a more efficient way.
Whil;e the T2 expansion by 2,300 sq.feet, with added security lanes has been completed -
1. The first phase of Pier C Construction - involving extension with new gates, individual lounges, and passenger services - is scheduled to be completed late 2015, when the Pier will accommodate large Airbus A380 (seating 500 passengers).
2. Pier B extension will start after completing Pier C's extension. Also, the Arrivals area will get more of the large baggage conveyors, and will have natural light & high ceilings. An expanded, light & airy shopping area will offer a casual Danish atmosphere.
3. Starting mid-2015, the two main runways will be renovated, and widening of the 3.3 km-long runway for wide-bodied aircraft is being considered.