Copenhagen Airport (CPH/EKCH)

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Other Major reasons to serve this airport

  • CPH is the largest airport in Scandinavia and its geographical location makes it the best gateway to Northern Europe.
  • Copenhagen-Malmö Region form the largest growth centre in Scandinavia.
  • The region includes the metropolitan area of the Danish capital – Copenhagen – as well as southern Sweden, the most densely populated area in Sweden.
  • The CPH catchment area covers most of Denmark and all of Southern Sweden which accommodates 40% of the entire Swedish population.
  • The Copenhagen area is the region in Scandinavia which global corporations usually choose for their headquarters, not least because the area has 11 universities with a total of more than 135,000 students.
  • In particular, the region is the leading area in Scandinavia in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology (Medicon Valley), IT and food.

Marketing and other support

At Copenhagen Airport we are very interested in working with you to secure your route from CPH will be a success.


High Quality Meets Low Costst – usually, quality comes at a premium. However, thanks to the right planning and management, our airline customers and passengers alike benefit from world-class facilities and significantly lower airport charges. In fact, CPH is amongst the top third of European hubs for low airport charges. To learn more about our charges please click here.

Press and marketing assistance

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Catchment Area

Copenhagen is the Capital of Denmark and centrally located in Scandinavia. With the highest population density in the region, and the 2nd highest propensity to travel in Europe, CPH is the best gateway to Northern Europe.

  • 30 minutes: 1.3 million people.
  • 1 hour: 2.6 million people.
  • 2 hours: 4 million people.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Copenhagen Airport has an attractive location, which allows integration of carog carried by train, ship, truck and plane. The Øresund Link between Denmark and Sweden connects to land next to the airport, and there are exits from the Danish and Swedish motorway networks directly into the airport areas. The attractive geography and location have helped make Copenhagen a northern European hub for air cargo traffic to Scandinavia, the Baltic States and the countries to the south of the Baltic Sea. If you want to learn more about our cargo product please click here


  • CPH is situated only 8 km southeast of Copenhagen city centre.
  • The motorway is literally placed at our doorstep combining the airport with both the city centre and Southern Sweden via the Øresund Bridge.
  • Both the regional train and the Metro are placed in continuation of Terminal 3.
  • The Swedish city of Malmö, for example, is just 20 minutes away eastbound, while Copenhagen city centre is 12 minutes westbound.

Infrastructure & Operations:

The maximum capacity of the run way system, which consists of three runways, is 83 mixed operations per hour.

  • Runway 22L/04R – 3300 m – CAT III, Runway 22R/04L – 3600 m – CAT II, Runway 12/30 – 2800 m – CAT I.
  • CPH is slot coordinated by Airport Coordination Denmark ( No slot constraints.
  • 24 hours a day operations – no curfew.
  • CPH has two terminals. Both Terminal 2 and 3 are for international and domestic traffic.
  • Min Connect Time: 30 minutes.
  • 73 CUSS check-in kiosks free of charge for all airlines.
  • 148 stands of which 43 are served with by air bridge.
  • Possibility of 25 minutes turn around.

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • In 2014 CPH presented a detailed vision for an airport that can handle 40 million passengers per year – almost twice the number served today. The vision is a peek into the future and an invitation to all those who help generate growth in society, for growth does not come by itself. Click here to learn more about your CPH
  • In the beginning of 2013 CPH introduced e-gates to replace the manual boarding pass checks at the security area. Copenhagen Airport is among the first European airports to introduce e-gates which are expected to increase passenger satisfaction as well as the capacity at the security check.
  • In 2013 Copenhagen Airport has partnered with the airport handling companies to shorten the process time for arriving baggage. The goal is to achieve faster and more stable baggage delivery, hence improving the passenger experience through shorter waiting times.
  • In 2010 CPH Go, a dedicated low cost pier was opened. CPH Go is located in a new extension with direct access from the D pier to six new gates. CPH Go is a concept designed to increase airline efficiency.
  • In 2007 a new Central Security Checkpoint was finished which doubled security capacity from 8 to 16 lanes. Currently the transit area is being expanded and redesigned as well as reconstructing and expanding capacity on Pier C (for all non schengen traffic) which will be finished in September 2008.
  • A number of important construction projects were completed in 1998: a pier connecting the domestic and international terminals; a new arrivals hall; new modern baggage handling facilities; an underground railway station with two large underground parking facilities; and above it all, the impressive delta-shaped terminal (Terminal 3). The first stage of the new Pier D was completed in the spring of 1999.

Vital statistics

  • Total passengers 2016: 29 million
  • Low cost traffic constituted 32.2% of total traffic in 2016 and exceeded 5.8 million LCC passengers
  • Largest carriers: SAS followed by Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair and easyJet


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