For the first time in the history of Copenhagen Airport it witnessed more than 12 million travelers in the first six months of 2014. The Copenhagen Airport has reported a 7.3% growth in passenger numbers in the first half of the year.

The increase in passenger numbers was calculated after lifting both revenue and profit before tax. The growth in passenger numbers lifted revenue by 7.4%, and profit before tax was up by 9% to DKK 593.3 million (€79.5 million).

Copenhagen Airports says the growing passenger numbers, reflecting higher airline load factors and the full year effect of new routes started up in 2013, lifted revenue from the aeronautical segment by 10.4%.

In the first six months of 2014, international traffic grew by 7.5%, long-haul traffic grew by 6.8%, transfer traffic was up by 13.5%, and domestic traffic rose by 4.9%.

Revenue in the non-aeronautical part of the business was up 3.5%, generated by a 5.6% increase in shopping centre revenue, a 3.6% increase in hotel revenue, and a 6.6% increase in parking revenue.

Copenhagen Airport’s CEO, Thomas Woldbye said, “The growth in passenger numbers was particularly strong in Q2 and the growth on intercontinental routes and in transfer traffic have supported Copenhagen Airport’s position as the key hub of northern Europe. It also shows that we are achieving the goals we have set in our world class hub strategy.”

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