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 29M passengers in 2016, 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 is undergoing reburbishment work, upon completion of which it will have added extensie upgrades of rooms, restaurent, conference facilities & lobby, and been renamed to 'Clarion hotel Copenhagen Airport' and will be operated by Nordic Hoice as of April 1, 2017.
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 now has an integrated passenger terminal - divided into three sections .
Present and future Airport developments: In order to accommodate 40M passengers a year in the more distant future, the Airport embarked on a phased expansion project - 'merging' terminals and separating arriving/ departing passengers in a more efficient way. Merging the terminals with an expansion of 2,300 sq.feet, with added security lanes, has been completed, as well as the first phase of Pier C Construction (extension with new gates, individual lounges, and passenger services). Pier C now accommodates the large Airbus A380 (seating 500 passengers).
- Pier B extension started thereafter.
- The Arrivals area will have natural light & high ceilings. An expanded, light & airy shopping area will offer a casual Danish atmosphere.
- The extension of the current baggage handling system - involves major modification of the reclaim area and creation of new technical facilities and new access roads for the staff - and is to provide longer baggage conveyors and passenger space. Tentative completion is 2018/19.
To create more space, the exit from baggage reclaim is being moved - allowing arriving passengers to be closer to taxis & buses. The crumbling granite floor will be replaced - to be completed by summer 2017. By Fall 2017, construction on the T3 extension project (adding 160,000 sq.feet) will begin - to be completed by summer 2018 - when the overhead walkway project can start - linking the metro rail station with T3's security area.